Mandy has lived in Pueblo, Colorado since 1976. Having experienced anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance misuse, domestic violence and suicide attempts, she is in recovery from a number of mental health challenges as well as trauma. After trying many different paths of recovery, her success came by finding a community of people like her who had achieved and built a life in recovery.
In 2015, her two daughters encouraged her to apply for a position as a Peer Supporter at a Crisis center. Despite her hesitation about holding this position, she became passionate about the work. Now, she is here at HardBeauty, nationally certified through Mental Health America as a Peer Support Specialist, and state-certified through COPA.
If you change the way you look at things- the things you look at change.