I work as a Senior Accountant at MHCGM, billing out state grants to provide supplies for the homeless outreach team and suicide prevention trainings. It’s rewarding to see how these funds support our clinicians’ salaries and help us deliver optimal mental health services to clients. My job inspires me to learn more about mental health and make a positive impact.
For Mental Health Awareness month, my mental health tip is to never give up. Despite struggling with anxiety, seasonal affective disorder, and feelings of loneliness that led to suicidal thoughts, I persevered through drug and alcohol misuse and surrounded myself with supportive people. Today, I prioritize self-growth, pursuing an accounting degree and creating meaningful connections with others. I believe that everyone can achieve their dreams if they try their best and learn to love themselves.