Michelle E. Dickinson is a passionate mental health advocate, a TED speaker and a published author of a memoir entitled Breaking Into My Life.
Her memoir offers a rare glimpse into a young girl’s experience living with—and loving—her bipolar mother. Michelle spent years working to eradicate the mental health stigma within her own workplace by elevating compassion, causing more open conversations, and leading real change in how mental illness is understood in the workplace.
Michelle also knows first-hand what it feels like to struggle with a mental illness after experiencing her own depression due to challenging life events of her own just a few years ago. Michelle recently concluded her 19-year pharmaceutical career and became an Entrepreneur. She has emerged from her own challenging life events with a strong desire to positively impact the mental health landscape within the first responder community, the workplace and within local communities.
Michelle and I have a discussion of ways to decrease the mental health stigma and shame that prevents people from accessing care, why we should invest in brain health for first responders and within the workplace along with her own personal story of perseverance and triumph. She will also shares some important tips and strategies to help us all stay mentally empowered during the current uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Instagram -@firstrespondertactics (First Responder Mental Health)
Free Chapter of my Book: http://breakingintomylife.com/excerpt/
It’s important that we ask ourselves am I being a human or person in situations that call for us to be, to show empathy & compassion to people?
You can also find Michelle on the Homepage..
p.s. I had a few technical issues.. the conversation was great! Enjoy!