My Potential has a partnership with OT for BPD in which we share the stories of mental health advocates
Mental Health Advocate
Hey all! I’m Ozias a mental health OT from London, England (graduated in 2015). I’m also a mental health service user.
I’m a massive Harry Potter fan (I’m in Slytherin if you’re wondering 😂), and a bibliophile, both of which have been crucial in my recovery journey.
In October 2018, I went back to uni to study Child & Adolescent Mental Health (Advanced Practitioner) MSc, so I’m often found lurking in coffee shops surrounded by journal articles 🤓
I’m really excited to be joining the OT for BPD page, and I hope that I can use my experiences to benefit some of you, and that we can advocate OT for BPD together
Hello everyone! My name is Anya, I recently completed my Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree, and I am extremely excited about being a part of this community, and I very much look forward to sharing some of my experiences with you all and working together to advocate for the importance of occupational therapy for BPD!”
On a more personal note, some things about me are that I love animals (especially my two beautiful pets Adam and Nikita), I love music and going to concerts, and I have recently developed a strong passion for exercise as a way to manage my own mental health.
Occupational Therapy Student
I hope to help any people with conditions that inhibit their ability to participate in valued occupations, tasks, and activities, as I believe they are an essential part of identity, health and happiness. My favourite occupation is hiking, where I move through the forest literally and metaphorically!
I’m excited to work with stigmatised and marginalised population groups, and hope to build positive connections between these groups and other members of the community. When “I” is replaced with “We”, “Illness” becomes “Wellness”!
By sharing my lived experience, I hope I can help others in similar circumstances not feel so alone. I look forward to advocating for people with BPD with all of you – looking at this condition with kindness, empathy, compassion and a sense of humour!
I also love animals – here I am with my gorgeous girl Annie.
Tauni Malmgren, OT/S
Northern Arizona University
Interested in helping PWUD through the lens of harm reduction? Join the private group for Occupational Therapists for Harm Reduction: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OTsforHarmReduction/