Welcome to our little corner of the internet!
Kori and I are looking forward to creating this space collaboratively with you. What a week to begin such a project… not only in our personal lives, but in regard to the current events happening in our country. It is because of what we have collectively experienced these past months that makes this a fantastic time to begin this venture. More than ever, we need the time and space to identify, understand and process our human experiences. A place to celebrate the unique complexity and resilience of being human. So, here we are – with every intention to provide this space for you.
"More than ever, we need the time and space to identify, understand and process our human experiences. A place to celebrate the unique complexity and resilience of being human."
How can you get the most out of Atlantic Pacific Collective? You can ask us questions about finding a therapist or coach, get tips on how to balance your career and personal life, find answers to mental health myths. You can count on us (ahem… cough, cough…Kori) to break down the latest mental health research in terms that are easy to understand. You can e-mail us about what’s bugging you this week and have access to advice from mental health practitioners from around the country through our guest contributor posts. Don’t see what you need here? You can scroll down to the bottom of this page or any page and shoot us a message.
We hope that this blog serves as an avenue for you to take your mental and emotional wellbeing back into your hands. To empower yourselves with information you might have not had access to. A place to gather opinions from people walking similar (or completely different) paths. Most importantly, a place where you can learn to advocate for yourself. We envision this collective to serve as a forum for self-reflection and the challenges our reflections endure in the face of cultural and societal pressures.
We invite you to get acquainted with the site, introduce yourself in the comments below and share what is on the forefront of your mind when it comes to your mental well being. We would love to know how you currently practice caring for your mental health and what you wish you could do more of. You never know, your comment may help someone else. Thank you for being here, from the bottom of our hearts!