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Molly Burford

Mental Health Advocate, Wellness Writer


Mental Health, Sexual Health, Wellness


Michigan State University


I share my struggles with mental health because I want to raise awareness and also show others they aren’t alone in their own journeys. By shining more light on topics such as depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and more, I hope to help dismantle the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Education is everything, and it starts with real stories from real people. 

— Molly Burford


Molly Burford is a mental health advocate and wellness writer with almost 10 years of experience in digital media. She covers everything wellness-related including mental illness stigma, cannabis, sexual health, therapy, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, relationships, emotional intelligence, and more. 

Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Allure, Thought Catalog, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Wikileaf, among others. She is also the author of The No Worries Workbook, a guide to handling everyday worries.


Molly has a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing from Michigan State University.

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