How did you come to be a volunteer at the MDABC?
I heard Dr. Remick interviewed on CBC Radio, and I wanted to contribute to an organization that was working to improve people’s mental health.
What kind of volunteer work have you done at MDABC?
I have been a Greeter at the psychiatric office.
What do you find most rewarding about doing this work?
I enjoy helping new patients, who often arrive with questions and uncertainty about what to expect from their first appointment. I also get positive feedback from answering questions, often over the phone, about how to get help from MDABC.
What kind of programs would you like to see offered in the future?
In the past there were some workshops such as horticulture therapy and making a sanctuary that were popular. It would be great to offer some of them again since we have so many new people.
What are three things that you do to feel happy and well?
I go Nordic Walking, visit local farmer’s markets and read mystery novels.