My name is Sarah, but my family calls me Sarah Beth, and since we’re going to be close, you can call me that too.
I have type I (juvenile) diabetes, severe anxiety, adult ADHD, a rare form of obsessive-compulsive disorder called “pure O” (which sounds like a fun fruit drink but isn’t), and bipolar disorder II (depressive type). I am a rapid cycler, which means my state of mental health is very unstable and difficult to regulate. I am also the survivor of a massive stroke that irreversibly damaged the dominant side of my body when I was a child. My life is made up of constant struggle, frequent disaster, and, thankfully, brief flashes of joy. My dream is to spread awareness of the reality of mental illness to the larger world and to help people like me (and like you) to press ever onward in the face of our shared hardship.