Painter, Celia and Krieble, Abbie

Good things come from bad experiences. That’s what 17 year old Celia Painter believes after her struggle with anxiety and depression led to her co-authoring her first book.

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The Wellington student noticed her mental health deteriorating in late 2014. After talking to her family and her GP, she was referred on to a psychologist and psychiatrist for diagnosis and support.

That’s when her journey to wellness began. Along the way she’s discovered new skills and a desire to help other youth experiencing similar mental health challenges.

More information on this book and the authors can be found at the links below:

http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/stories/story/33/celia-painter-and-abbie-krieble

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/75934990/Teenagers-write-book-to-help-erase-mental-illness-stigma

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