Keep Oregon Well is a public advocacy campaign designed to reduce stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health, build a trauma-informed community, and give people the opportunity to learn more about mental health and stand with those struggling with theirs.

This ongoing volunteer spotlight blog series features some of the many caring, talented, passionate people it takes to spread the word about Keep Oregon Well throughout Oregon!

Keep Oregon Well Volunteer Spotlight: Danica Voight

Why does mental health matter to you?

Mental health is important to me because it is the deciding factor in positive days and personal experiences and everyone deserves to have a lot more good day than bad, to feel safe, and purposeful.

What initially made you want to volunteer with Keep Oregon Well or Trillium?

I want to work with children and mental health and once I heard about the work that Trillium Family services farm home does for kids I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of and make an impact with.

Tell me about your favorite volunteer experience?

I personally love seeing the kids’ faces light up during self-care days while I’m doing their make-up. I also loved being a part of the ceramics program and seeing kids get excited for the final product.

Keep Oregon Well is centered around wellness and self-care. Tell us about some of the ways you take care of yourself. 

I take care of myself by getting outdoors with my dog and most importantly spending quality time with my mom and friends.

To close our chat today, do you have a favorite quote you would be willing to share?

“Live in such a way that if anyone spoke badly about you, no one would believe it”-anonymous