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:
- My professional Twitter account.
- My personal Twitter account (where I fangirl about boybands and act like a
normalweird young adult)
- My Instagram.
- My email inbox, which I check 18564987 times a day, on average.
Always looking forward to hearing from you!