TRAUMA RECOVERY

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SHERRY BURKHARD

There is a quote by Bill Bennot that says, “how we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we walk with the great.” I experienced my qualifiers for that brokenness early in my life through struggles with anorexia, alcohol, depression, and OCD. I have been on staff at inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities, worked in the capacity of charge nurse, and currently do assessments for patients that come to the Texas Children’s ER with mental health issues.  Throughout my education and career, I have also had the opportunity to give trainings on providing emotional support for those struggling with medical or mental health issues. Mosaics of Mercy has provided me the opportunity to combine my educational background and personal recovery journey to educate on mental health and addiction issues.  This can happen while leading formal trainings in the community, connecting others to mental health resources, or while creating mosaic hearts.