About

cropped-newestlogo.png“I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.” -Susanna Kaysen

Welcome to Survival is a Talent, a mental health blog founded by me, August. I started this blog as a part of my journey to recovery after I was diagnosed with a mental illness in the Spring of 2015. I began to discuss symptoms of my illness that I had been hiding for years, and I found that I was actually not alone at all. Survival is a Talent has become a place where those of us with a mental illness share how we “survive.” We share our stories to fight stigma and let others struggling know that they are not alone. If you’re interested in sharing your story, you can learn more about submitting here.

Survival is a Talent is now on PatreonHUGE thanks to Abby Whittredge, Daniel Watts, Emily Deibler and Richter Sundeen for supporting this blog and helping end the stigma around mental illness!


Some links on this site may be affiliate links. This means that I can make some money if you buy something through a link on my site! This is at no added cost to you and helps me get by as a starving artist. Thank you!