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Amplifying lived experiences
By challenging the notion of simply being a "voice for the voiceless," the Get In Touch Blog is providing a space for individuals' lived-experiences, opinions, and perspectives to be recognized and celebrated. With a focus on mental health, we aim to showcase the rich tapestry of lived-experiences and perspectives within our society and communities.
Silver Knight Advocacy Award
Breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out
Hi, I’m Jose
Migrating to Miami in 2018, and growing up as a first-generation, low-income, queer, and Latino student, I understand the unique challenges that come with navigating unfamiliar systems and cultures -- and the impact that this can have on one's mental health.
My advocacy work is centered in 1) implementing school mental health resources and awareness in high schools, and 2) utilizing my own story and voice as a powerful tool for advocacy, encouraging others to share their own experiences and opening candid conversations about mental health.