Project Description

Jessica Moody

Age 19, England

Initially I got involved with social action through campaigning online. I advocated for mental health issues and shared my own experiences on an online blogging website called Medium.com. At the time, I shared an article which was informative, on the subject affecting many young people, MD otherwise known as Maladaptive daydreaming. I wrote this article with the support of Dr Eli Somer, and interviewed an individual with the proposed disorder, about their experiences. This research article received nearly 800 views and is still passively growing today. Through my words I wanted to raise awareness for the often hidden and misdiagnosed proposed disorder: Maladaptive daydreaming. I still inform people now about this disorder through these efforts. For me, the best parts of this social action included sharing knowledge to others, working with a professional on the matter, and being able to interview and shine light upon someone else’s experiences.