Hi my name is Talathia Turner, but commonly known by all as Nini! A North Carolina native, I’m a loud mouth Chef by day, and a nerdy introvert by night. On July 8, 2014 I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Manic Depression after years of uncontrolled emotions and two near fatal suicide attempts as a way to run from them. After my diagnosis, I’ve been on a journey to figure out my true purpose in life, to dispel the myths and stigmas of mental illness, and learning to cope and live with it. But most importantly I’ve been on a quest to help those struggling just like me, so that no one else has to ever feel the way I have. With the support of friends and family, I hope to save someone else’s life the way mines was saved, as well as change the way individuals look at those with mental illness.