Michael Jacob - NAMI-NYC

Michael Jacob

Mental health is something that is extremely important to me. Sexual abuse, incarceration, and homelessness are issues that run deep within the roots of my family, and growing up with all of this trauma led to me really prioritizing the importance of mental health in order for me to reach my potential of meeting my purpose. NAMI’s mission is something I am extremely passionate about, as I believe mental health is a journey, and while I feel like my journey has gotten a lot better, there’s a lot more room for me to grow. At the same time of my own growth, I am excited by the idea of being able to help share the same mission as NAMI-NYC to empower others that come from a similar background as mine, the importance of mental health.