5 Actions to Take During Mental Health Awareness Month — aSweatLife

Nadya Okamoto
3 min readMay 14, 2021

I have major depressive disorder, complex PTSD, and was recently diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). However, I don’t let these random acronyms define me. I know that they don’t encapsulate who I am — they’re just new vocabulary to help guide my treatment plans and explain the effects of my past trauma. When I first received my diagnoses, I felt relieved because I finally had the language to be able to describe what I was going through. It felt like a battle I was waging in my mind, and after my diagnosis, it finally…

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Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto is the co-Founder of August and author of PERIOD POWER. www.nadyaokamoto.com