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Hi there! I’m Dominique, Turning Point CT’s new Project Assistant! This project is an absolute treasure to me and I’m so excited to be a part of it. I’m even more ecstatic to be working with a group of such wonderful individuals!
I am currently employed as a paraprofessional at my local middle school. I work with a group of wonderful children who have special needs, my teacher is an absolute ball of fun and my coworkers are even more awesome! My job as a paraprofessional is part of the reason that I’ve decided to go back to school. I’m currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University pursuing a BA in Psychology, I hope to become a school psychologist someday!
Mental health has always been a huge part of who I am and I’m proud to admit that. I have struggled with depression, anxiety and what feels like everything in between. I hope that by sharing my own struggles and story that someone out there will know that they’re not alone. That there’s a way out of that dark place they’ve felt stuck in. I never want anyone to feel the way that I did going through everything I went through. I want people to know that there’s always someone to lean on, might even be the person they least expect.
Here are a few things I’d love for you to know about me! One of my favorite things in the whole world is baking. My dad used to bake all the time when I was little, and I absolutely loved it. So, when I got older, I decided I wanted to bake too! Now I bake almost every day, I’ve made everything from cupcakes to scones, pretty much everything at this point. I’m always finding new recipes to fall in love with. Baking is such a mood boost for me! On top of baking, I absolutely love giraffes. They’ve always been my favorite animal. Something about them is just so majestic. I could go on and on forever about the stuff I love but I’ll save you the long read!
I cannot wait to bring everything I’ve got into this wonderful program and even more, I look forward to being able to help people who might be struggling with their mental health. I know it is not easy and there are people out there who have no advocates and I hope to be just that for them!
Check out my blog The Anxious Peach that I write here on TurningPointCT.org’s Bulletin Board. Simply filter the category to “Blog: The Anxious Peach” to read!
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