My intention is to always keep my articles authentic, real, and hopeful.
To be honest the last few weeks my heart has been breaking for all that has been happening; things seem so uncertain in our world now, people passing away and so many voices and opinions trying to speak. I have found myself at different times overwhelmed and in tears.
Lifeline have been receiving the highest number of calls it has in history for those experiencing mental illness. This breaks my heart and I have found myself asking what is it that I can do to help.
I have had my own experience of mental illness a few years ago. As well as losing a close friend to suicide. Helping those experiencing mental illness has always been very close to my heart.
I have since been on a journey of healing, self-care, taking ownership over my health and thoughts as well as learning my identity. It has not always been easy, but it has been worth it. Never apologise for needing to rest, for needing time out to just be. You matter and it is not selfish to need time to look after you.
As I was walking along the beach this week and I was looking at the ocean. I remember God saying to me ‘Kell, I spoke the ocean into existence’. He reminded me that He is bigger and greater than any chaos that we may be facing or feeling. That we are His children and that He is our peace. That we can have joy in these times. That with Him we are loved, we have hope, our future is secure, we can rest in Him and that everything will be okay.He is a really good Father, and He adores you.
Kellie loves Jesus, health, beach, nature, adventures and community. Kellie has a passion for injustice and health and loves to help and empower others to find their true identity in God as well as their purpose, hope and a place of belonging as no one deserves to feel isolated or left out. Kellie values the small things in life and spending time also with her nephews. Kellie is currently studying her Masters of Social Work and Mental Health practice after graduating from a Bachelor in Psychology. Kellie works as a disability support worker and is the founder of Found By Love.