Hello Readers!!

Welcome to Never Giving Up, Never Giving In, a blog dedicated to ending the stigmatization of mental illness. My name is Ayla and I am a bookworm, (and proud book blogger!!), a soon-to-be graduate student, a pug lover, and a mental health ambassador. I love reading, writing, playing guitar, and –of course–blogging!

This blog began as a platform through which I could share my own story of mental illness recovery in order to raise awareness about mental health. Since it’s inception in 2014, Never Giving Up, Never Giving In has expanded to become a thriving community of wonderful stigma fighters, mental health warriors, and bookworms alike!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you’ll stick around! I would like to encourage you to follow me in order to stay up to date with my latest posts and join in the discussion about mental health, books, and the life and times of a soon-to-be grad student!

If you are interested, you can contact me via email at aworldwithoutstigma@gmail.com if you have any questions or if you need additional support!

Happy reading!!


18 thoughts on “About

  1. youngandtwenty says:

    I love the honesty of your blog. I started mine to help myself as well as others in similar situations and I can’t believe how much it’s helped me. I hope you find the same sense of comfort. Keep up the great blogging!

  2. relaxdamit says:

    Never giving up is a great Title. As an individual I have been dealing with Mental illness my entire life though I was diagnosed about 10 years ago. My son has similar challenges that I have as well as Ausbergers Syndrome. Today I just found out from a friends parent that my daughter is cutting herself. I loved reading things from your perspective. I was hoping that my daughter would be spared any form of mental illness but it is a new challenge our family will rise to.

  3. Stacy Lee Flury says:

    Well, each day is a day of victory and something you should be proud of. Don’t worry if you slip once in a while. It happens. The idea is to keep moving forward, motivating yourself and not trying to make others happy. Because in the end, you are the one that lives your life and need to live it abundantly. Same goes with your eating. Don’t punish yourself because you fail. It happens. Instead of trying to make all these plans of how you are going to eat, just take it one day at a time. Matthew 6:34 says this – “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. So live each hour of the day and don’t worry about the next day. That is too much pressure on yourself and you shall surely fail. And give yourself kudos for what you have accomplished. Focus on the positive not the negative. It’s like writing in a journal, every negative thing you write, write 2 positive things. It doesn’t matter if you struggled for days or years. Only you can take the will within you and change it around. But do it slowly and reasonably. I’m already proud of you for the 2 days. 😀

  4. Amy says:

    I love your attitude of never giving up, that is what it takes and how I was able to recover from my ten year struggle with bulimia. That was almost 27 years ago. You can do it too! Thank you for being brave enough to share your story.

  5. Courage Coaching says:

    Very inspiring and wishing you all the luck in the world to beat this difficult illness. It is so important to share our experiences with others and to make something good out of something as difficult as mental illness.

    • Discoverecovery says:

      Thank you! I’ve made a lot of huge strides in 2016 so far and I’m tackling things that I never thought I would be able to overcome! 2016 could be my year for reclaiming my happiness and mental health:) Thank you for your kind words of support!

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