When Meg NH was only 17, she was diagnosed with depression. A year later, she lost a family member due to suicide. On top of that, she was also diagnosed with PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and anxiety.
However, she didn’t let this bring her down.
Ever since then, Meg has been fueled by her setbacks to become a passionate mental health advocate, in hopes of helping others get through tough times- just like she had to go through.
“I’ve been through a lot,” Meg says.
She has been on medication for the last three years, attending numerous counseling sessions on and off, she’s never had a proper “home” due to her constant moving of houses, and she is a child of divorced parents.
Although it's only been a few weeks since Meg created her project's account on Instagram, she has already been contacted by numerous individuals who are seeking mental health support online. Meg's account has also amassed hundreds of followers, many of whom are actively involved in the work she produces.
The purpose of Blossom, The Project (Meg's initiative) is to spread mental health awareness and provide a safe, welcoming platform for those who are battling mental health issues. Her Instagram account is where she posts her work and her DMs are open for anyone who needs to talk, as Meg is a qualified peer-to-peer counselor.
Meg is a 20 year old university student. She is half Japanese, half South African, and she's lived all over the world. Japan, the UAE, the Philippines, and the US!
Through her platform, Meg wants to share her experiences in an effort to inspire and uplift others. She knows that, during the times of this pandemic, it can be very difficult for many people- as this current situation the world is in right now is affecting people in many different ways. There are SO many people that now need more support than ever.
And Meg aims to be the person to give them that support.
Read more about Meg and her project below: