As someone who has always been passionate about helping others, I recently decided to take the plunge into making a difference in the lives of those suffering from depression. As daunting of a challenge as this seemed at first, I was determined and soon found myself meeting with a person who had been struggling with their mental health for quite some time.
From our initial sessions, I could tell that we both were committed to finding ways to help them feel better each day. We talked about different strategies they could use to cope with unhappy thoughts and emotions, and slowly but surely started noticing progress season after season. In addition to having weekly conversations, I committed myself to the task of finding volunteers they could talk to when needed. Soon enough, it was clear that these small changes were having a profound impact on their overall wellbeing and outlook on life!
It’s been an immense privilege being able to offer insight and support throughout this journey towards recovery - something that I’m immensely proud of. I’ll continue tirelessly advocating for mental health awareness and upholding my promise of being accessible whenever needed.