My name is Ghadeer and I’m a first time mom to my toddler, Salma. I’ve struggled with mental illness for most of my life. At a very young age, I was exposed to life-changing traumas that I’m still only just beginning to unpack now. My motivation is my beautiful girl, and I’m determined to give her a better life than I had. I’ve been diagnosed with recurrent major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD. Allow me to share the things I’ve learned in terms of parenting while struggling with mental illness.