About Me

Hello! My name is Julie! Welcome to my blog…it is so great to meet you! I am 27 years old and have a Bachelors of Science degree in nursing from Temple University.

One thing that I love about nursing is the opportunity to deliver holistic care to others. Mental health falls under this and I am a huge advocate because it is very close to home for me. I have two mental health diagnoses myself that I take medication for (anxiety and depression). I decided to write a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with mental health- professionally and personally! I hope to bring more awareness around mental health, provide an outlet for teens and young adults, and help break down the stigma which surrounds it.

The name for this blog, “Fake Smile” is something I created myself. The name may mean different things to different people. For me, it is a simple reminder of how far I have come and to keep being myself no matter what society expects. If you ever feel like you are putting on a fake smile to cover up your emotions, or your true self, then you are not alone.

Thank you for stopping by & remember…learn to ride life’s waves one smile at a time!