My journey through the maze of mental health has brought me here to PUNK.TUATED. — a blog I use to share my stories, successes, and yes, failures with rockstars like you, my readers.
Let me introduce myself. I’m Joanna, a bright-eyed, been-through-hell human on a mission to raise awareness about what 1 in 5 of us suffer from: mental illness. Shocked by the statistic? I’m not, anymore. Brain chemistry can land anyone onto a mental disorder spectrum. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Our brains are wired to communicate to us what we need. Just as a diabetic needs their insulin, so does a depressive need their SSRI. It’s all part of the same medical function: get a person to feel better.
Don’t be ashamed. The stigma is being broken, bit by bit.
Anyway, I can’t wait to share all my crazy stories. It’s been a wild ride, and I haven’t hoped off the rollercoaster just yet. One thing I can tell you, we all have a little wild in us. And that’s what makes PUNK.TUATED. fun. Let’s redefine what it means to be mentally ill. And give it the badass rep it deserves.
Keep fighting. And never lose your sense of rock&roll.
Thanks for reading PUNK.TUATED.
Let’s have some fun redefining mental health in the process.
The sun is gone, but I have a light. — Kurt Cobain