Katie Reed

I am first and foremost a writer. I have been published in magazines and newspapers all over the world. I have been writing a novel for more than ten years, but my mental health and fear of failure (and perhaps even of success!) has kept me from finishing it. 

I also created the popular and award-winning blog, It’s a Mother Thing, which chronicles my family life from my very first pregnancy through giving birth to four boys.  I love writing, and I am so lucky to be able to make a living through my words.

But the truth is that I have found a new passion in life. I am absolutely dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and helping to lighten the load of anyone struggling with it. 

I personally suffer from depression, anxiety, OCD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have spent many years, a LOT of money and so much emotional currency on various therapies, medications and research to help fight my issues. Being a full time mother leaves little time for self-care, so I have made the decision to make myself a priority in my own life. 

This blog chronicles my own personal mental health journey as well as all the ways I’ve discovered to help others.  I hope it will help you, too.

Email Me: katie@katiereed.com

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Interviews and Exerpts

Katie has appeared as a guest on other sites and podcasts through the years discussing her mental health journey, as well as her life as a mom of four and the inherent difficulties of parenting with mental illness.

Enjoy a small selection of these by clicking the links.

The Talkspace Voice

What is “Quiet” Borderline Personality Disorder? by Wendy Wisner

Today Parents

The Me I Like the Best by Katie Reed

Jess Weiner

Interview with Katie Reed for the Jess Weiner Community