Patricia Murray, BA, MSc, MHSA
The bulk of my career has been spent in the area of mental health. As a practicing mental health clinician, I assessed, diagnosed, and treated children, youth and families in the public health care system. As a leader and Public Servant in the Nova Scotia government, I oversaw the development, funding and implementation of services for those living with mental illness and addictions. After retirement, I worked for and with the nonprofit sector primarily for organizations addressing mental health challenges. I have lived with anxiety most of my life but for a number of reasons including stigma and shame, I did not seek treatment until I was 50. I continue to be happily retired and I look forward to ways I can continue to contribute to an improved understanding of the intersectionality between mental wellness and mental illness and improved mental health for us all.