Written by: Kayle Melicher
Who am I? Well that’s a good question. I am the type of girl who is described as optimistic, I love to see the positive in a situation. I am the girl who believes that there can be hope even when hope seems to be all lost. So this article is so you all who are reading can see a glimpse of the person behind the mask I wear everyday. So let’s get started.
My name is Kayle Melicher and I am twenty-two years old. I am a twin, but I’m not just any twin; I am an identical twin. I have lived with my mom, my step dad and my twin as well as my brother all my life. I am a girl who loves school, and I love to grow and learn everyday. I am a girl who is very active, I love sports and just being outdoors. When I was just five years old I was diagnosed with ADHD, and have been in and out of therapy my whole life.
I am a girl who struggles with anxiety. Well at the time when I was young I didn’t really know what it was but now I know it was anxiety, actually February 27, 2020 I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. That’s actually where my passion about mental health began.
Since I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder I always wanted to understand it and better understand how to help myself, I started reading the DSM-5 manual of mental health for answers. But as I was reading through the DSM and online I found that I loved learning about
But it wasn’t that I loved to learn about it, I loved the idea that with the information I was learning I could potentially help other people, so that’s when I got the idea to start my YouTube channel Moments To Inspire. Moments to inspire is a way where I could use my passion to help other young youth like you who are reading this to feel accepted and not alone.
I found that it was so amazing that my words and my story could be used as inspiration for other people. See I’ve been mentally abused since I was fifteen years old at home. I mean I had an amazing school life. I had loving and caring teachers in high school, but at home that’s where
everything happened. At home my anxiety was the worst and that’s where my triggers were.
But I found though through my passion for mental health that I could reach all of you and be heard and speak up for all the young youth that don’t feel heard.
I am a girl who fights for what she believes in and what she wants. And I am going to try my hardest every day. I want everyone who is reading this to not give up either. Now this is only a little get to know me so I will tell more of my own story in other articles, but one thing I want you
young youth or just to anyone who is reading this to know is that there is hope and that there is light; my journey has brought me many ups and downs, and I know there are so many more to come; but take chances and believe in yourself and know you are not alone. My story isn’t over
yet and neither is yours.
So proud of you and all you growth, Kayle. You’re not afraid to work hard to get what you want, and that quality will take you far in life! Keep learning something new every day!