Carin Romero is a licensed clinical social worker from Maine. She has worked with multiple populations such as children, adolescents, adults, and families and is currently working as an Emergency Services clinician in an emergency room completing crisis assessments for individuals with suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, and psychosis.
She is also a member of the Maine Air National Guard since 2009, and loves getting lost in YA novels, photography and hiking in the New England mountains with her husband, daughter & fur baby.
She’s the founder of WeTalkMH, an online social media platform that aims to educate others about MH from a providers view point in order to help #breakthedamnstigma.
Nicole is a fierce and passionate advocate for mental health, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, and anxiety.
Nicole was first diagnosed with a severe episode of depression associated with Major Depressive Disorder in March of 2018 after she admitted herself to her local hospital for 2-3 weeks of frequent suicidal ideations.
She was okay with her diagnosis at first, but she began to notice other possible symptoms of other mental illnesses after she was discharged from the hospital. She discussed them with various mental health professionals but none seemed to take them into account. In the Summer of 2018, she decided to look for a different mental health professional due to not feeling comfortable talking to them and after feeling as though her other potential symptoms weren’t being taken into consideration.
In August 2018, Nicole was officially diagnosed with Bipolar 2 Disorder, depression, and anxiety by her new therapist. It is also possible that she has Borderline Personality Disorder.
Sam is a recently turned 30-year-old male with high functioning autism for which he is currently advocating for in awareness and especially acceptance.
Sam has suffered through a decade of clinical depression and has finally been officially diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and PTSD in early 2018.
He strives to use his and as many people’s stories as possible to educate the general population on mental health and autism. His ultimate goal is to end the stigma and reform mental health care and equality/inclusion between neurodivergent and neurotypical people.