Teaching Assistant Lecture: Myths about Mental Illness
By teaching this lecture, I was able to communicate the need for understanding and empathy within the mental health community, provide clarification, and break down stigmatizing ideas which are often associated with mental illness. As a future mental health professional, these skills are pertinent to the enhancement of meaningful professional direction and growth.
Internship: The Gathering Place
My position was as an intern assistant to the Outreach Director and Coordinator at The Gathering Place, a recovery center for individuals with mental illness. Here, collaborating with a team of certified peer specialists, my responsibilities included planning promotional and educational events, assisting in soliciting grants, fundraising, leading support groups, and providing support in coping and rehabilitation from mental illness, all of which refined my project management skills. This experience gave me the opportunity to work with people with a broad range of mental illness, and help implement mental health resources to both transitional age adults in the community and into the Brown County Jail.