What is your role at the YWC?
My role as the transition coach is to help young people navigate all the confusion of connecting to the adult mental health system. I meet with youth who are already connected to mental health supports in the child system to make a plan that aligns with their goals for treatment. I get the privilege of hearing about young people’s goals for life after 18 and helping them take steps to move forward. Together with their supports we advocate for appropriate referrals and make sure that each person has a choice in their own plan for wellness as an adult.
What’s your motto/mantra?
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller.
Describe yourself at 16 years of age – in 3 words
Adventurous, sarcastic and determined!