I’m an Irish girl-woman, now 31 with very little figured out, who battles vociferously and sometimes not-so- vociferously with anxiety and depression. I believe the cloud-parting-to-reveal-beams-of-glistening-sunlight moment for me was when I started to talk to my friends and family about my difficulties, when I stopped carrying what I believed to be a secret shame and let it all hang out. The Mind Memoirs is all about . . . well, that!