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Kim Sirek

Kim was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis, an autoimmune disease at the age of 16. She was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia around age 20. She undergoes immunosuppressant and Chemotherapies for treatment. Along with physical pain, Kim also suffers from the mental health challenges of Depression, Anxiety and Emotion Regulation Disorder (BPD). Kim is in the process of receiving her certification to become a Peer Support Specialist in Minnesota to teach and advocate for others with mental health diagnoses. She is the mother of 3 and married for 16 years. She loves watching her children in their sports and activities, art/crafts, and music. For further support join her Facebook group: Chronic Christian Warriors

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Kim shares her story of dealing with mental illness and one of the key factors in helping her overcome. Whether you suffer from ‘down days’ to major depression, what she shares is a valuable tool to implement. In fact, it’s something we could all benefit from doing more often whether we’re sick or not…

What is one of the benefits of chronic illness?

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There are moments I am very frustrated at my circumstances. I pray for improved health and wellness. I ask the Lord, if having chronic pain and persistent mental health challenges is His will, what is His purpose in my suffering? In recent years, the answer has become quite clear...