After 6 months of proving myself and cutting through red tape, my direct appointment has finally been approved. This means I have a permanent, salaried position with benefits. And now I am a senior research assistant. Yay!!!
I’m working on a bunch of projects that I enjoy. But my favorite is a digital storytelling project with the members of EASA’s Young Adult Leadership Council. I’m having conversations with teens and young adults who have experienced psychosis where we discuss not only our shared struggles but also the insights and personal meaning we have gained from our experiences. We’ll debut the film at the Peerpocalypse conference in March and it will be available to the public on EASA’s website and YouTube channel. I am so proud of them and grateful for the opportunity to do something I love.