About Me

The Michigan Wonder Woman

Who Am I?

I’m a mother, a daughter, a friend, and a colleague. I’ve lived in Michigan my entire life and I love my mitten state. And, like a lot of folks, I get so caught up trying to balance work and family that I become more of a human doing rather than a human being. Maybe you can relate? Do you ever feel like your barely treading water? Do you feel like your head is just above the water line and you’re just a moment away from slipping under and drowning? Depression, anxiety, exhaustion, mental fatigue, I know them all well. I was trying to be Wonder Woman but feeling more like Blunder Woman. I was trying to balance my career and care for my daughter who lives with mental illness. My daughter lives with bipolar depression and anxiety disorder with panic attacks. Living with mental illness, and caring for someone with mental illness is frustrating, exhausting, sad, and lonely. It’s oh so lonely. The stigma surrounding mental illness is like standing in a thick fog. You know there are others out there but you can’t see them. You feel isolated and alone. But I’ve learned how to cut through that fog and find the light, and I want to help you do the same.

How Can I Help You?

If you’re interested in wellness, self care, and learning how to care for your mental health you’ll feel right at home here.

If you’re living with a mental illness and you feel isolated and alone then you’ve landed in the right place. I will share stories and insights with you about folks just like you who wake up every day and fight for their life against the darkness of depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar. The list of mental illnesses goes on and though I may not have listed yours, you have landed on a space that understands what you are going through.

Why Am I Doing This?

I am passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. I want to lift the fog and shine a light on mental health, mental illness, and how we can help ourselves and others who are living with it.

What Next?

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If you like what you’ve read please share it on your Facebook and other social media feeds. One of the purposes of this blog is to foster connection for caregivers and those living with mental illness with other folks facing the same daily challenges. The more we know the more we grow and the closer we come to ending the stigma.

Speaking of Facebook, please join our conversation on @michiganwonderwomanblog. I would love to hear your comments and stories. You’ll also find me in Instagram at @csneden. And of course, if you are addicted to Pinterest (no judgment here!) you can find me there as well by searching Michigan Wonder Woman.

Cheers!

Chrissy

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