Sisters In Mental Illness: Mental Health May


“I’m doing the right thing. This is the thing. I can be my full self here.”

This month the tables are turned—it’s Shaley’s turn to be interviewed. Nichole Forbes chats with Shaley about how the Sisters in Mental Illness vlog began and what she’s learned after first telling her story here on SheLoves just over two years ago.

“I saw silenced women,” she says, “and I thought maybe I could help by sharing my story.”

Shaley also reflects on powerful posts from the past and talks about dreams for the future.



Shaley and Nichole mention the following past episodes of Sisters in Mental Illness:

With Abby Norman:
How to Ask for Help 
What Not to Say 

With Sheli Massie:
Mental Healing

With Michaela Evanow:
Mama Grief 



One in four people struggle with a mental health disorder in our world. Sisters in Mental Illness is a vlog series where Shaley Hoogendoorn has real conversations with brave SheLovelys who are willing to share their experience of living with a mental illness. We will share ALL the stories—stories of sadness, madness, shame and struggle. The more we talk about hard things like mental health, the better we can understand and walk with and alongside our Sisters in Mental Illness. We can remind each other that our stories are not over yet. Together we can smash the stigma and stereotypes of mental illness, ONE story at a time.

Email subscribers, please click through to the website to watch the video.

If you are struggling with any mental health issues, we hope you will reach out and seek professional help. 

*Photo of Shaley by @allyfotografymediaco.