Now an outreach coordinator for Mental Health Minnesota, an affiliate of Mental Health America, Samantha was a child of trauma that left a lasting footprint on the rest of her life. With a background in theatre, filmmaking, and public speaking, these are strengths Samantha uses to tell her story and give hope to others. From living with abuse, which caused a life on an emotional roller coaster, unstable sense of self, rocky relationships, including a near complete suicide attempt, to the person Samantha is today; Successful, Vibrant, a Mother, Partner, Filmmaker, Writer, and a Public advocate.
Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.