I’ve spent hours, months, and YEARS 👩💻 researching trying to find a career path that aligns with my passion. Being a Survivor myself I want to help others who struggle with trauma/🧠mental health. I remember crying myself to sleep some nights thinking I was looking for something that didn’t exist 🤷♀️ .
I am so happy to share that I am now enrolled in becoming a 📒 Certified Peer Support Specialist and a Victim Advocate. Now more than ever I truly believe our mental health system needs us!
What’s a Peer Support Specialist❓ A peer support specialist is a person with “lived experience” who has been trained to support those who struggle with mental health, psychological trauma, or substance use. Their personal experience of these challenges provides peer support specialists with expertise that professional training cannot replicate.
I am striving to change the stigma by sharing my own story and my journey. In 2016 I started my personal blog where I spoke out about the trauma I experienced being sexually molested and raped as a child. I’m choosing to be completely transparent in sharing my journey to healing. I want other Survivors to know that you are NOT alone. I don’t care if I don’t know you. I need you to know that I care about you and I STAND by you 🤜🤛