As a certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I strongly advocate for reducing mental illness stigma. I earned my master’s in nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I have a background in ER nursing and inpatient psychiatry. Working with acutely ill medical patients next to psychiatric patients in crisis made me realize that neither has priority over the other. I believe in holistic care, focusing on mind, body, and spirit. I aim to instill hope and help individuals achieve quality of life by improving and maintaining their mental health.