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Hi, my name is Andressa Andrade and I’m a Mental Health Warrior.

I deeply believe that “the pen is mightier than the sword”, so I fight my battles through writing. Breaking the stigma one article at a time.

 

Mental health is a constant worry in our time. In a world that never stops and hardly let us breathe, it’s not surprising that more and more people are falling victim to anxiety and depression.

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 4 people will experience some sort of mental illness during their lifetime.

Most of my close friends live with depression and/or anxiety. Some of them have other illness, such as Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and OCD. I know people on the autism spectrum and people who live with Dissociative Identity Disorder. I know people who died of suicide.

I, too, am 1 in 4. Since last year, I have been battling an anxiety disorder. Having personal experience with mental illness changed my whole perspective on life.

I am now a mental health advocate. And because my writing is my most powerful skill, I decided to use it to help fight the stigma surrounding mental illness. I am passionate about raising awareness and educating people about the importance of mental health.

As a freelance writer, I have been writing for organizations such as I am 1 in 4 and #icare. If you, too, work to help people battling mental illness, I want to join you. My pen — well, my keyboard; I’m a millennial writer — is always ready to help in that fight.

Let’s be friends

There are several places where you can find me:

If you want to hire me as a content writer for your website, check out how we can work together.

Always looking forward to hearing from you!

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