Welcome to the Wounded Healers interview series.
As a mental health professional living with depression, I know firsthand the tremendous power that lived experience can contribute to helping roles. My own illness didn’t start until after I became a nurse, so I don’t exactly fit the Jungian archetype of wounded healer, but I think regardless of the timing, it’s the woundedness that really has an impact.
For more background on wounded healers, visit the post What is… a Wounded Healer.
I decided to start the wounded healers interview series to showcase the contributions that people from within the mental illness community have made to help others living with mental illness. I’m looking to interview people who:
- have lived experience of mental illness or other significant mental health challenges;
- are willing to share the impact of those experiences on their helping work; AND
- are working (or have worked) in a helping role supporting people with mental health challenges, either as mental health professionals or wellness-promoting roles (e.g. coaches) – students and retired helpers are welcome too
If you’re interested in doing an interview, email me at mentalhealthathome (at) gmail (dot) com. Let me know how you are a wounded healer, and I’ll send you the interview questions.
Past wounded healer interviews
- Meg Kimball of Where Good Advice Happens (worker at residential treatment for abused youth) – interview HERE