Author: Erika Klein
Erika Klein is an author & freelance writer and serves the community as a peer mentor and facilitator. She's also the proud mother of a lovely daughter.
My journey into mental illness did not start with a chemical imbalance or not enough omegas in my diet. For many years, it was something I never once gave a serious thought to. Depression felt normal to me, as did anxiety and though I felt profoundly different from my peers, that was life as I had always knew it. It wasn’t until a hospital stay three years ago, did doctors start using the label PTSD.