Meet the Staff - Breanna Mills
In this edition of "Meet The Westwind Staff", we are asking four questions of Breanna Mills, the newest Registered Dietitian to join our team at Westwind.
What led you to Westwind? I was finishing up my dietetic practicum and searching for job opportunities. I have always been passionate about eating disorders and mental health; however, I never imagined that I would be able to start my career here! Making the move from Saskatchewan was a no brainer to me, and I am so glad that I did. Working at Westwind has been challenging and incredibly rewarding and I cannot imagine myself working in any other field.
What has inspired you about working in mental health? I believe that it is a privilege to be able to hear someone’s story. At Westwind, I have the opportunity to listen while clients describe difficult times in their lives, but also their successes and accomplishments. I am constantly inspired by the resilience and strength of the clients at Westwind and feel incredibly fortunate that I get to be part of their recovery journey.
If you could say one thing to someone seeking treatment, what would it be? I would commend their courage and bravery. Seeking treatment is difficult and recovery is challenging and not a linear progression. Recovery is possible and attainable, and the incredible support at Westwind can help you get there.
What is one thing you practice to maintain positive mental health? I believe that it is very important to take time for myself. Whenever I get busy and stressed, I find it is very beneficial for me to take a step back and take a break. Whether that entails watching my favorite TV show, reading a book, going for a walk, belting out my favorite song or dancing around my house, I believe it is essential to take time for things that bring me joy.