Discrimination is sadly a truth we are faced with every day. Whether you are a woman, a Muslim, an immigrant or a person of color. But there is also another form of discrimination that we don't talk about quite as often and that's the silent discrimination against self. It's the self-stigma we assign to our mental health. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States, 18.1% of the population every year, yet only 36.9 % of those suffering get treatment.
Katie has overcome physical and mental hurdles, including being born without an ear, dealing with over eight reconstructive surgeries, and being paralyzed at age 17. These, amongst others, have become the key catalysts of her professional career. In an interview with SWAAY, Sandler shared some of her tips for fostering a positive mindset that are not only simple, but effective.