Self-Care is Doing Things That Make You Feel Happy
"When I think of self-care, I think of rest and relaxation but I also think of things that make me feel happy" - Ricky
Why is the work you do for mental health important?
I am the Marketing Manager at Crisis Text Line where a lot of my work is centered around diversity and inclusion. It's an outlet; a resource for people in underrepresented communities to get the help they need when they are in crisis. It's particularly special because it's combating stigma in such an innovative way. We meet our texters where they are, in real time.
How did you start this work?
After noticing the lack of mental health resources in undeserved communities, I wanted to find a way to give back while also representing a great cause. There are a lot of mental health resources available but not quite like Crisis Text Line. It's data, tech, not-for-profit, and volunteers all mixed together. I've known Nancy Lublin, our CEO, to do some pretty cool things but when I noticed the potential of Crisis Text Line, I knew I had to be a part of it.
What is your approach to self-care?
When I think of self-care, I think of rest and relaxation but I also think of things that make me feel happy. I'm an avid TV watcher, chocolate eater, explorer, shopper, and coffee-drinker. I love spending time with my friends and family also. Self-care is important because it allows you to recharge and present your best you.