I’m a Mental Health Hero!

I was just named a 2014 Mental Health Hero, an award given by Psych Central.  Mental health humorist, Chato B. Stewart, did a caricature of me.  You can see his drawing (and his kids’  drawings of me) and my profile here:


I would like to thank all of my readers who bravely fight illness (mental illnesses and other invisible illnesses and visible illnesses) for inspiring me every week whether it’s through your comments on this blog or your messages on Facebook.  Speaking of which, like us on Facebook and join our conversation: https://www.facebook.com/fashionablyill



Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), endometriosis, asthma, and psoriasis. Most of the organs in my body are affected. I'm dedicated to being a stylist for sick women. As someone who has experienced changes in my appearance due to my 12 meds (including Prednisone), I know how hard it can be when your face and body change overnight. (In fact, because of treatment, between 2008 to 2010, I went from a size 0 to a size 10. While I lost the weight, there are permanent changes in my face and body, which I've grown to appreciate.) My blog will also help women deal with other issues like surviving chronic pain and fatigue. Healthy people can also use this blog as a window into what life with illness is like. Let this website be a place where we can draw strength from each other despite our illnesses and find solutions to our everyday challenges!

2 thoughts on “I’m a Mental Health Hero!

  • June 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I found your website from Chronic Babe.

    • June 11, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      That’s awesome! I’m so happy to hear that. Are you on Facebook? We’re also on Facebook. Nice to meet you–Jessica


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