Welcome Post from Bailey!
Hello everyone! It’s me Bailey, and eek I am so excited to share this moment with you beautiful people.
I was thrilled to be able to announce the Finally Free Movement and see and feel everyone’s support. That truly means the world to me. I first thought I’d share a little bit more on this blog about why I started the movement. Throughout my life I have lived and seen the struggles of mental health. First with my brother, my father, and then me. I watched time and time again my brother Zane drag himself out of a dark place to be brought back to his knees. It was the hardest thing I had to go through, losing a brother to suicide. For a long, long time I just shoved my feelings to the side. It caught up to me this year and I sought out help for my struggle with my own mental health. I was diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I know others feel the same way I did at my lowest. I felt hopeless, broken and lost.
I embraced the support from my doctors and also opened my mind to finding alternative ways to find myself in a better state of mental health. I want to share my journey with you and also have a way to provide resources for all of you along the way. One of the ways I will do this is by launching the Finally Free Movement Podcast. I will be interviewing doctors, specialists, and friends who also struggle with their mental health.
The best feeling for me during my process was knowing I had options, and that other people had been through the same thing and come out stronger. I am so thankful to be able to do this, and even more hopeful that I will be able to help some of you feel less alone. It is okay not to be okay, but you don’t have to stay in that state of mind forever. Healing is possible.
I love you all very much,