Hi! My name is Megan, and I am 38 years old. I am from Baltimore, MD, and I have been married to my wife, Stacey, for 9 years. We have a wonderful life together, which includes two dogs, Max and Wrigley, who are our world! They are great to cuddle with, and they are always happy when we come home! Some of my hobbies include going out to eat with Stacey, watching ER reruns on tv, and working on my project called Jogging 4 Journals. For this project, I participate in 5K walks and runs in order to raise money to purchase journals for psychiatric hospital patients. The patients love the journals! In 2013, I began doing In Our Own Voice presentations with NAMI Baltimore, in which I share my story of living well with my illnesses. Sharing my story of hope is one of my coping skills. I also recently was named as one of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Baltimore’s Volunteers of the Year for 2018!
Mental illness has affected my life in so many ways. I was diagnosed at the early age of 14, and it was a whirlwind of symptoms that infiltrated every area of my life, until just a couple of years ago. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Severe Anxiety, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I still have symptoms of Bipolar and Anxiety, but I am managing them a lot better than I ever did before!
I want to be part of This Is My Brave because my goal in life is to share my story with as many people as possible. I want to show others with mental illness that they too, CAN live well with their illness.
My family and helping other people with mental illness are what inspires me to stay healthy. Knowing that my wife, her family, and our dogs love me unconditionally is vital for me to keep doing well. I want to be happy and healthy so that I can do fun things with them. Also, helping others really inspires me! I love being an inspiration to others with mental illness!
When the audience sees the show, I hope that they are inspired to know that they can live well with mental illness! I also hope that they will know that they are loved, they are not alone, and they are brave!
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