It’s OK to Not Be OK is a collection of personal stories told by individuals who are living successfully with mental health. Their stories are woven with the challenges they have overcome and the tools they acquired along the way to support their mental health and well-being. These brave authors share their heart-wrenching stories of darkness to recovery with the hope that their message will resonate with the reader. The stories provide a roadmap for the individual looking for a way out of the darkness. It’s ok to not be ok. You matter you are never alone and life is worth living.
Kim has devoted her life to helping others survive and thrive in the face of mental health. After suffering in silence with anxiety, major depression, suicidal thoughts, and alcohol abuse, Kim has found recovery and a life of true happiness.
A consistent ‘top performer’ and winner of several Directors and Peer Choice Awards within her organization, Kim suffered alone in the workplace because of shame and fear of stigma. Her professional performance never wavered, but inside she was broken, empty, and on the verge of giving up. Kim shares her story of recovery to help others find the courage, power, and strength to rise above the fear, stigma, and shame of mental health.