Hannah Blum, Author of Halfway2Hannah
Hannah Blum is the author of Halfway2Hannah, a mental health blog that discusses a range of topics from personal stories of mental illness to how to become an advocate online and on social media.
She is a writer and content creator who is well known for her viral quotes about mental illness. Recently, one of her quotes was shared by Supermodel Bella Hadid, who opened up about her mental health difficulties. In December 2019, Hannah published her first book, The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love.
Outside of building her own brand as an advocate, she is the Creative Director for Snow Media Productions based out of Los Angeles. She helps clients create capturing content that shares a powerful message and story. Working with motivational influencers such as Lewis Howes and well known clinical psychologist and Oprah’s favorite guest, Dr. Shefali.
Her career began here, on Halfway2Hannah, in 2016, shortly after Hannah graduated from NC State with a B.A. in Media Communication. She had job offers from several different companies. Still, to everyone’s shock, she decided to give up those opportunities to pursue a career as a mental health advocate. She came forward about her diagnosis of bipolar 2 disorder at the age of 20. Although her decision was not popular among the majority of people, Hannah kept pushing forward. In 2020, Halfway2Hannah has become a significant mental health platform that discusses a range of contemporary mental health topics. Hannah is the main contributor; however, the blog features guest posts as well and gives others a chance to share their story. In 2019, Healthline named Halfway2Hannah in the Best Bipolar Blogs of 2019.
Over the last few years, Hannah has been featured in many different publications, such as Teen Vogue, and in 2019 received a Telly Award for her WebMD docu episode “Dating with Bipolar.” She has done a range of podcasts, interviews and is the founder of the #SlayStigma movement on social media. In February 2020, she will be launching apparel correlated with the movement. No matter what she is doing or how big of a following she has, one thing always remains, and that’s Hannah’s loyalty to her mental health community. Her bold message about the treatment of people with a mental illness has even stirred up some controversy as she calls out the wellness influence and problems with the mental health system that no one speaks of. She will continue to spread her message this coming year and has a lot in store for 2020!