What motivated you to start volunteering at NAMI MC?
I want to motivate people to feel comfortable talking about mental health.
How long have you volunteered with NAMI MC?
I’ve been volunteering with NAMI for just over a year. I have participated in staffing booths at health fairs, in Maryland Mental Health Advocacy Day in Annapolis, and In Our Own Voice training. I have also participated in NAMI Connections groups.
What’s your favorite part about volunteering with NAMI MC?
My favorite part of volunteering is being around people who have a lot in common with me, people who are affected by mental illness. I feel very comfortable sharing my story.
How has volunteering at NAMI MC impacted your life?
I feel more self-confident talking about mental health and my experiences.
Do you have any advice or insight for those interested in volunteering with NAMI MC?
My advice is to be patient with yourself and honest and forthcoming with others.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I went to the same high school that my father attended, and my family is all originally from the DC area.
When you’re not volunteering, what do you like to do for fun?
I love reading mysteries, going jewelry shopping, and sitting in coffee shops, drinking coffee and reading.