When you are struggling with depression it’s like being on a roller coaster. One minute you’re coasting along at a nice speed enjoying the ride and then BAM! You’re up, down, left, right all over the place. You struggle to catch your breath, your heart rate accelerates and then finally the ride is over and you feel deflated.

That’s me… everyday. Something good will happen, I’ll find the negative and the happy feelings go away. I was officially diagnosed with depression and anxiety in October 2016 after struggling from the age of 14. Unfortunately the support was never there and after years of considering suicide and living in a bubble I managed to get the help needed. It took me 9 years to finally find the courage to go to the doctors and ask for help. In the past 2 years I’ve tried four different medications, seen a Councillor and created my own mental health instagram page where I openly talk about my day to day dealings with mental health.

Holly be happy has been set up not only to benefit myself, but also to support others, offer advice, share ideas, as well as talking about things I enjoy such as fashion and beauty. My name is Holly Stevenson, I’m a 25 year old from the UK living with depression and anxiety, and this is my journey to happiness.

Recovery is not one & done. It is a journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.