Despite the many criticisms that can be made about social media, the opportunity for self-representation is one of its most prominent benefits. As we have already discussed, there is a dire shortage of the representation of mental illness in mainstream media. Existing examples of depictions of mental illness are often criticised for being examples of misrepresentation.
Kerry is a 20 year old woman in the UK who has taken her representation into her own hands. She absolutely adores her dog, Chester. Her nephew means the world to her. But she is also constantly fighting monumental battles with her mental illnesses.