What motivates you to show up?
“It’s two-fold. It’s a pleasure to take care of others, and I really love my co-workers and community.”
What is it like to work on a crisis hotline?
"People expect that it takes a lot out of you, and it does, but when you’re actually dealing with a crisis, it’s actually very energetic, because you’re confronting pretty strong emotions and you’re not shying away from it.”
“It ends up being very healing.”
What excites you about the launch of 988?
“It cements for our society that mental health is important, and it’s on some level accessible, even when you’re at your darkest points.”