What has your mental health journey been like?
My mental health journey started with a pathway to becoming sober in December of 2018. I discovered on my recovery journey I had mental health issues that I never was diagnosed with before. I was walking around with PTSD, anxiety and depression. I struggled when I thought my issues were only due to alcohol. When I found out it was mental health too this made me stronger. Knowledge was power.
What Inspired you to work in the mental health field?
I have personal experiences growing up with an autistic brother. I've always had a natural drive to help others with disabilities. After discovering my own challenges through my therapist, it has given me a positive path forward.
Where did you work before Connections?
I worked volunteering for the past few years at Safe Harbor, Seacoast Pathways, and taking courses for CRSW certification through Choices Peer Recovery.
Fun facts: I love good thriller movies. I believe in ghosts. I won't pass up Italian food. I don't eat leftovers. I have two precious dogs that are my life, Fabio and Frankie.
Favorite quote: "People find God in the Light; I found him in the darkness, before death."
Favorite Self-Care Activity: You can find me on the beach in the summer
with friends enjoying the water and nice conversations.