Meet The Founder
A. L. Pitts. God-fearing, oil diffusing, book hoarding, podcast listening, mental health advocating, makeup slaying, married 20-something female who is in the early stages of her counseling career.
I have experienced wonderful blessings upon my life; however, everyday is a constant struggle to overcome my anxiety and depression and attention-deficit disorder diagnoses. My goal is to provide a look into the life of someone dealing with mental illness and show how I am overcoming my issues.
I married my college sweetheart in 2016 after dating for five years. Together we have gone through ups and downs when dealing with each others mental health issues. At 19, I was blessed to have a boyfriend who tried his best to be understanding of my struggles even if he had never experienced them himself. It was not until a couple of years into adulthood that he began experiencing issues of his own. Every morning we congratulate each other for staying alive because to it is so easy to pursue a permanent solution to a temporary problem, (the easy way out). We have learned from our experiences and are ready to share if it means that our stories will help others. People often downplay the importance of mental health and I am completely dedicated to helping break the stigma.
Through these blog posts, you will take a look into the world of mental illness and the struggles that we deal with on a daily basis. I created “Anxious Ramblings” to express the thoughts I have when I am a state of panic and I am not able to get my words out verbally. The posts contain my scattered and irrational thoughts that I cannot control for the time being. Everything seems to be perfect when viewed from the outside, yet no one knows of the torment that people are experiencing on the inside. There is no doubt that everyone has their own cross to bear, but simple tasks such as scheduling an appointment with a psychiatrist can be a hassle and can sometimes deter you from seeking help. Seeking help is DIFFICULT, and we often lack cooperation from the people we expect to help us, especially with our health insurance branches. The field of mental health is a low paying field, we see this with our social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, mental health clinicians, case managers etc. Many masters-degree level clinicians have to work two jobs in order to make a living. Things will never be perfect…but the first step we can take is EDUCATING people on the issue. Welcome to a world where your thoughts affect your physical being.
When Your Brain Hurts