About Ameera


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My name is Ameera, and I’m a business professional who happens to be an advocate for mental health. There’s a lot more to me than that, though. I also love sharks, funny movies, trashy TV, Lego, and a good Merlot. People call me funny, determined, stubborn, witty, logical, considerate, and selfless. I call myself just me. I never want to be the best, because that means that someone else isn’t; I just want to be the best me I can be. I believe I can get closer to that idea through this blog. It explores my mental illness and other health struggles in a not-so-medical way. I can promise I will be as honest and open as I can, and the truth isn’t always quite what you’d expect. Some may call me a mental health advocate, but really, I’m just an advocate of my own voice that happens to have a lot to do with mental health.
I’m the type of person who loves answering questions, especially the hard ones, so don’t be afraid to share any comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me at ameeraladak@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @LadakAmeera or leave a comment on one of my posts.


I speak on a number of different topics, ranging from my personal experiences and stories about mental illness, to broader discussions about mental health. Having won the 2015 Sauder School of Business Public Speaking Competition and spoken to groups of over 750, I can work with any audience. Contact me at ameeraladak@gmail.com to inquire about me speaking at your next event. Topics and talks are tailored to every audience and event.
Keep Surviving by Living.



  1. Ameera, thank you for following “A Way With Words.” My joy in writing is made more complete when people read what I’ve written and even more as they respond.

    I write mainly about faith and mental illness, though am known to dabble in other subjects, stories, and poems as the Spirit leads. If you have any requests, please let me know.

    I appreciate what you are doing here on your blog. Perhaps the best way to combat the stigma over mental illness is to share our stories. I pray you are blessed in your writing and life, as you bless others.

    Tony Roberts

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    1. Hi Tony,

      Thanks so much for the pingback on my post, “One Year”! It means a lot to be featured on your blog with so many other amazing writers. I hope you enjoy what you read on my blog, just as I have thoroughly enjoyed the content of your blog.

      I was really impressed with the posts you’ve made on your blog and would love to hear any suggestions you have on what I can improve on or future post ideas! You have a very unique and honest point of view that I’m sure many people can relate to!

      I hope my story plays a small part in reducing stigma for the world around me, and I find it so inspiring when I see other people doing the same.

      All the best,



      1. My best advice is “keep on keeping on.” My own blog has developed very slowly but surely as I have posted regularly over the course of 21+ months. I have gradually narrowed the focus to my primary interests of faith and mental illness, but I still allow room for other avenues of self-expression. I recommend you find a regular rhythm for posting and interact with readers and potential readers as best you can.

        Thanks for asking,


  2. Ameera,

    Thank you again for your mental health advocacy!

    I hope this finds you doing well.

    I see you have been a follower of “A Way With Words.” Great! Thank you.

    We have now transformed into, “Delight in Disorder: Faith & Mental Illness” (delightindisorder.org). I hope you will join us there. On the left sidebar, there is a box (below “Get More Delight”) for subscriptions so you can get the most of our mission.

    Take care & God bless,


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