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Mental Health Contractors Association Of San Diego County

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Losing a Kind Soul, Gaining a Cause to Help Others

While I have always held Mental Health Advocacy near and dear to my heart, I found a new resolve and commitment to help bring awareness to mental illness when a coworker and kind soul sadly succumbed to his depression and committed suicide.
I had to good fortune to work with this kind soul on social media outreach for Mental Health. Kurt was an educator of mental wellness and care, dedicated to helping others which simply highlights the nuances and struggle of those dealing with these issues. While a person can seem outwardly happy and centered, inside they may be dealing with an intense array of emotions. MHASD is an incredible organization dedicated to advocacy, education, and ending the stigma associated with mental illness and by giving my time to them I am able to continue Kurt's work to aid those struggling.
Since Kurt's passing, I have found myself even more motivated to provide outreach and awareness to the community regarding Mental Illness. Mental Health America provides a number of services and programs that help people in the community who are struggling with a mental illness as well as aiding those who know someone with a mental illness. This struggle is real and affects so many, so I will continue Kurt's work and mission to provide education and advocacy for Mental Health.

http://www.mhasd.org

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