Niluxshana’s advice/inspiration for others
I believe I can claim with confidence that I adhere to many sayings that both appear to apply to my life and are beneficial for others to know, but one that I’d like to offer is this quote for now: “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Niluxshana’s proudest accomplishment at CMHA
Expanding and extending our programs to serve a more diverse population has been my greatest accomplishment. As a volunteer, I recognized the value of providing resources and support for many individuals and communities. I also saw how crucial it was for us to continue creating new programs inside the three programs. I am enthusiastic to develop new initiatives. I am aware that my passion and experience can have a significant impact on our programs, individuals, and our organization, and I aim to use this to continue serving more people and communities.
Why Niluxshana enjoys working at CMHA
I have been extremely grateful to have volunteered for three years prior to being hired on as a Support Group Coordinator for Support for Depression, Family Caregiver Education and Family Support programs. It has been an incredibly fulfilling experience as a volunteer and now staff to receive positive feedback from clients and members that I have the pleasure to work with. My dedication to mental health has always been significant, but every day it has grown even stronger as I see significant positive impacts in the client’s and members’ lives.
How the Family and Caregiver Support programs positively impact our community
Clients that have attended groups have said to experience lowering grief, sadness, anxiety, and weariness while experiencing LESS loneliness, isolation, and judgement. Clients can discuss their feelings and emotions in a safe environment during these groups. For some it is just about acquiring a sense of control, hope, or empowerment. Members have contributed their own ideas and experiences to help other individuals in the support groups. The support group creates a safe environments that allow members to feel supported within their own mental health journey.