Meet Jake Palmour – One of MDABC’s Wonderful Volunteers

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How did you come to be a volunteer at the MDABC?

A dear friend of mine had been volunteering at the MDABC. Her positive experiences there inspired me to connect with the staff and management at the MDABC.

What kind of volunteer work have you done at MDABC?

I volunteer once a week as a Greeter in the Robson Psychiatric Clinic. 

What do you find most rewarding about doing this work?

I really cherish the opportunity to welcome new clients to the practice in a warm and empathic manner. It is also really rewarding to witness the positive transformation that clients undergo as a result of the various therapies that are offered by the MDABC.

What kind of programs would you like to see offered in the future?

I am really excited about the MDABC’s proactive and inclusive approach to Youth who experience various mood disorders. More robust Youth programming would be beneficial.  I also appreciate some Psychiatrists’ use of therapies that do not involve pharmaceutical intervention.

What are three things that you need to feel happy and well?

Self-care is integral to my continued well-being. I am an avid cyclist and skateboarder; I also LOVE coffee.

 

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