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.


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:

Life lemons