Minority Mental Health Advocate: Chamique Holdsclaw
"I pride myself in finding my own voice by being a voice for the voiceless and marginalized." -Chamique
Tell us about the work you do and how you got started.
When I was really ready and able to embrace the fact that I had a mental illness, I wanted to educate myself on the disorder I have. And through seeking education, I developed a passion to advocate for all those that are affected by the stigma of mental illness in our society.
Why does minority mental health matter to you?
Because I always find myself in the minority, black, woman, LGBT, low socioeconomic upbringing etc., I pride myself in finding my own voice by being a voice for the voiceless and marginalized.
What would you tell your younger self?
That it's okay to ask for help and that educating yourself on the disorder is a powerful part of recovery. Surround yourself with good friends and family.