After graduation, the Mental Health Center of Denver was the first place Christopher got an interview. Their wellness philosophy and “glass half full” approach to recovery was an inspiration to him. He especially loved the team’s desire to meet people where they’re at—and the non-judgmental way they treat the people they serve.
Christopher likes to think of the Mental Health Center of Denver as an organization of hope. He sees every person he treats as an individual in need of a unique approach. The creativity and uniqueness this brings to his work makes Christopher look forward to coming into work every day.
“It’s the person in our lobby who’s finally smiling or the person who’s able to find employment when they never thought that they wouldn’t be able to. Each individual person shows what we do, and that inspires me.”
“Mental health doesn’t have a set schedule—it doesn’t have symptoms that are going to happen on Tuesday or Thursday. It can happen at any time, and that’s why we need to have the flexibility to provide support for whatever may happen that day.”