Our next local hero knows firsthand what it’s like to need help from others and then to receive it.
Micaela Manzone knows how tough it can be to figure out how to find the right help from complex mental healthcare systems and what a difference it can make when you do. Now she’s giving back to others.
Micaela is a community services representative for Adcare Hospital in Dartmouth. Her work to help others, she said, is motivated by the “many people that loved me and helped me along the way.”
Name: Micaela Manzone
Lives in: Dartmouth
What she does: Community Services Representative, Adcare Hospital
Her Superpower is: My positive attitude. I can see the good in most situations and do my best to give hope to those who need it.
How does your work contribute to better mental health in the Southcoast?
I work daily with people that struggle with substance use disorder and mental health to get the help and treatment that they need.
What inspired you to work to end mental stigma?
I am a person in long term recovery and looking back on my journey I had many people that loved me and helped me along the way. It's scary to navigate the treatment field, especially for the first time. I do my best to give people hope that recovery is possible and that they are not alone.
What's your advice to others looking for a way to contribute?
My advice for others would be to check on your loved ones and to reach out to someone if they are struggling. It's not always easy for people to ask for help.
What's the best way for people to get in touch, follow you and/or learn more about what you do?
Call 774-778-8600; e-mail email@example.com or visit adcare.com.