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.

The Podcast

Check out our podcast to hear from Katie about her experiences living day to day with BPD.

The Blog

Read about life with BPD, how it feels to parent with mental illness, and results of each week’s homework.

The Channel

See videos from Katie about BPD and mental health. Join the community and find your support network.

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.


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