I haven't been able to stop staring at this certificate that reads
has completed the 8-hour course and is now CERTIFIED in
Mental Health First Aid USA
It's been a long road from where I was in 2012 to where I am today. Its still a path I am on, and I continue to grow and accept that sometimes I may have bumps in the road.
When I worked at AIDS Walk San Diego I wasn't HIV positive but I had been affected by this disease so greatly, yet no one ever asked me what my motivation was for wanting to work very hard for VERY little money. I believed in the cause.
Mental Health programs have come a long way in the past 50 years, but because people are SLOWLY coming around to understanding these issues there is a greater need than ever before.
Young people in this country are fast becoming a large percentage of our misdiagnosed and ignored segments with the lack of proper mental health programs and medical care.
Watch this segment on 60 Minutes and you'll understand how great the need is for youth programs.
My future is not as uncertain as the young people you see in this video.
How can this be ignored?? I cant ignore it. I have to so something to help, and I am!