Kristin Wilson is a regular contributor for Bustle and has been featured in various media such as Refinery29, Byrdie,com, Shape and Romper. She is often quoted on subjects such as eating disorders, body dysmorphia, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders, providing insights accumulated over her 20 years of experience in the mental health treatment field.
Kristin draws on her master’s degree in Psychology and Creative Art Therapies to encourage creative outlets into the healing process because these activities provide young adults with an opportunity to be grounded in the moment. She has also conducted research on how bridging the generation gap between young adults and parents can protect and be a positive impact on their mental health. Kristin has experience serving as a clinical supervisor, trainer, interventionist, and clinical outreach representative. Previously, she served as Senior Regional Director of Marketing for a major behavior health network and also ran an outpatient behavioral health department in Pennsylvania for seven years.
Advice I Would Give My 20-Something Self
Building and sustaining authentic connections with family and friends are some of the most powerful tools in life. Supportive, caring relationships are essential to a healthy lifestyle, not only for young adults, but for parents, too. Sometimes you need to take a step back and unplug from a stressful situation so you can re-join with clear intentions. No matter where your life path leads you, having a support system will always be important.