Our Contributors

Angela Finlay
Angela Finlay

Angela Finlay is a freelance writer and blogger committed to sharing matters that affect health and wellbeing. From fitness and motivation to medical ailments and psychological hurdles, she has covered a range of health and lifestyle topics through her web writing career. Angela feels that a high quality of life should be a top priority for everyone, and tries her…

Brenda Vanta
Brenda Vanta

Brindusa (Brenda) Vanta is an alternative health care doctor, author and medical writer. She has written for the Livestrong, South Asian Health Chronicle, Oakville Massage Community and Information Network, and she focuses on nutrition and homeopathy. She received her MD degree from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine, Romania, and her HD diploma from Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine.

Brittany Da Silva
Brittany Da Silva

Brittany has been dealing with the symptoms of anxiety and depression since 2003 and has been writing for NewLifeOutlook|Depression since November 2017. She wants to assure others suffering with mental illness that they are not alone, while also proving that despite how debilitating anxiety and depression can be, it is possible to lead a contented and fulfilling life. Growing up,…

Elodie Edjang
Elodie Edjang

Elodie Edjang is the creator of the YouTube channel ThisisElodie (formerly known as thepigsandmonkeys) where she creates content spanning from style to college advice. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with an AB in Anthropology and an ABJ in Advertising. She is currently pursuing a MFA in Documentary Media with plans to expand the depth and reach…

Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers. Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a…

Jane Brasil
Jane Brasil

Jane began writing at the young age of 11. Writing came easy to her. It was something that she felt compelled to do. As she looks back, she realizes that it was perhaps a way of dealing with strong emotions that she felt no one would understand or validate. She was fearful of being judged and misunderstood. Writing them down…

Kristen Schou
Kristen Schou

Kristen just graduated with her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from CSU-Sacramento this Spring. She spends her time blogging about mental health recovery, advocacy, and awareness on her YouTube channel. She is extremely passionate about mental health awareness and believes that the more we talk about mental health in our daily lives the less stigma surrounds it.

Krystina Ostermeyer
Krystina Ostermeyer

Krysti is a 30-something wife to Brad, and mother to Logan. She also happens to suffer from anxiety and has had migraines since she was 12 years old. In August of 2017, she also had a meningioma (a benign brain tumor) removed. She writes for the anxiety and migraine of NewLifeOutlook, as well as a variety of other communities. She…

Lana Barhum
Lana Barhum

Lana Barhum is a freelance medical and health writer from Northeast Ohio. She has written for a variety of online health publications, including the Pain News Network, Alliance Health, Upwell, Mango Health, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today, News Medical and The Mighty. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, Lana uses her experiences to share expert advice…

Natasha Devine
Natasha Devine

Natasha is a passionate story-teller who has always been able to make a long story longer. She was diagnosed with chronic depression and general anxiety disorder in her early teens and is grateful that she can use her experience to help empower others. Beyond NewLifeOutlook, Natasha writes on her blog, It’s a Devine Life, about food, movies, life, and everything…

Scott Ste Marie
Scott Ste Marie

Scott is a mental health advocate who has been sharing his story of depression and anxiety for over 5 years. His mission is to empower people by helping them realize that mental illness is not a weakness but an opportunity for personal growth and development. Scott’s message has reached millions online through social media channels which supports the fact that…