Catherine Cottam is a 29-year-old blogger, activist, and advocate who has lived in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina since she was 8. Catherine has her B.S. in Psychology and M.A.Ed. in School Counseling, both from Western Carolina University. Catherine briefly served in the Peace Corps before developing Bipolar Disorder. She has a 4.5 year old psychiatric service dog named River. You can follow her on twitter at www.twitter.com/catherinecottam.