Elsie Ramsey is the founder of the site Bigger Than Depression, an online community of people sharing their stories about lives lived with a mood disorder. Elsie is a vocal advocate for normalising conversations about mental illness in both our professional and personal lives. She feels strongly that talking openly about anxiety and depression supports better mental health outcomes by increasing the likelihood of early intervention and openness to treatment.
Elsie was born in California and moved all around the country growing up, including Palo Alto, Boston, San Diego, and Houston. Subsequently, she travelled internationally as a model for seven years before landing in New York.
Elsie has a BA in Political Science from Hunter College and is doing her MA in Communication from Johns Hopkins University. She has worked in politics, non-profits focused on reducing unemployment, and behavioural healthcare technology.