From Our Shining Star

Katie Kemp was only 23 years old and left us all far too soon. A writer, climber and the shining star behind ‘Climbing Out of Depression’.

“For a very long time I failed to accept that I was sick. I have suffered with extreme bouts of depression from the age of sixteen (and quite possibly prior to this). Throughout this time, I have experienced intense periods of self-loathing, driven by a warped perception of my environment and the activity of the world around me. It is one of the most isolating and self-destructive illnesses to endure, simply because it’s an uncomfortable truth to come to terms with, not only for the individual, but also for those implicated in the process. Shame is the biggest part, and the hardest aspect to overcome.”

Excerpt from Katie’s blog ‘A Traveller’s Return’