Jess Lader worked in healthcare operations for 14 years before deciding to pursue her lifelong love of writing full time. She enjoys writing personal essays and is currently working on a memoir. She specializes in writing about mental illness and is devoted to presenting it from a positive and realistic perspective to eradicate the stigma surrounding such disorders. Her work has appeared on the following blogs: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Fresh Water Cleveland, and Cleveland Edits. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband and two cats.