Dr. Nadia Correia, a trailblazer in the field of mental health, is a renowned author, mental health advocate, and entrepreneur. Her latest book, “Unveiling Strength: Nurturing Women’s Mental Health,” has resonated powerfully with women, providing them with validation, encouragement, and practical strategies for navigating their mental health journeys. With a background highlighted by her earlier work, “Complex Mental Health Benefits of Social Prescribing,” Dr. Correia emphasizes the transformative impact of social connections on mental well-being.
Beyond her literary accomplishments, she recently founded her own business in June 2023, focusing on Mental Health and Forensic Supported Living settings. Committed to promoting recovery and community integration, her business offers personalized care, skill-building programs, and a supportive network for individuals with forensic involvement. Driven by a passion for making a difference, Dr. Correia envisions her business contributing to mental health promotion through a comprehensive approach that includes community collaboration and awareness campaigns.
Looking forward, her goals include expanding her business’s reach and advocating for improved mental health services and policies, with a continued commitment to empowering individuals through education and support.
Dr. Nadia Correia’s journey exemplifies a dedication to creating a more compassionate and inclusive society for all, one where mental well-being takes center stage.
We’ve had a great chance to conduct an interview with her, in which she shared profound insights into her impactful journey, goals and much more..
Thank you for having me. “Unveiling Strength“ has been a powerful tool in empowering women to prioritize their mental health. The book delves into various aspects of women’s mental well-being, addressing topics such as self-care, resilience, and overcoming societal pressures. Readers have shared how the book has provided them with a sense of validation, encouragement, and practical strategies to navigate their mental health journeys. It has sparked conversations and created a supportive community where women feel understood and empowered to take control of their mental well-being.
Your first book, “Complex Mental Health Benefits of Social Prescribing,” has also garnered significant attention. Can you tell us more about the book and why you are actively involved in being a mental health advocate?
“Complex Mental Health Benefits of Social Prescribing“ explores the powerful impact of social connections and community engagement on mental health. It highlights the importance of holistic approaches to mental well-being, beyond traditional medical interventions. As a mental health advocate, I strongly believe in the power of community support and the role it plays in promoting mental wellness. I have witnessed firsthand how social prescribing can transform lives, providing individuals with a sense of purpose, belonging, and improved mental health outcomes. Being a mental health advocate allows me to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and advocate for accessible and comprehensive mental health care for all.
It’s impressive to see your growth as an entrepreneur, having recently started your own business in June 2023. Can you tell us more about your business and how it aims to help people in the community?
Absolutely. My business focuses on Mental Health and Forensic Supported Living settings. Our aim is to promote and encourage recovery in the community by providing comprehensive mental health support and a safe living environment for individuals who may have experienced forensic involvement. We believe in the power of personalized care, empowering individuals to regain control of their lives and reintegrate into the community. Through our services, we offer therapeutic interventions, skill-building programs, and a supportive network to help individuals on their recovery journey. Our ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.
What motivated you to venture into entrepreneurship and establish your own mental health and forensic supported living settings?
My motivation to become an entrepreneur in the mental health field stems from my passion for making a difference in people’s lives. Throughout my career, I witnessed the gaps in the existing mental health care system, particularly in providing comprehensive support for individuals with complex mental health and forensic involvement. I wanted to create a space where individuals could receive the specialized care they need while also fostering their recovery and reintegration into the community.
By establishing my own mental health and forensic supported living settings, I have the freedom to design and implement innovative programs and services tailored to the unique needs of each individual. I believe that recovery is possible for everyone, and through my business, I aim to provide a supportive and empowering environment that facilitates personal growth and healing.
How do you envision your business contributing to the promotion of mental health and recovery in the community?
My business is dedicated to promoting mental health and recovery in the community through a multi-faceted approach. Firstly, we provide a safe and supportive living environment where individuals can feel secure and supported in their journey towards recovery. Our team of dedicated professionals offers personalized care including skill-building programs, to address the specific needs of each individual.
Additionally, we actively collaborate with community organizations, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, psychologists, MH nurses and advocacy groups to raise awareness about mental health and reduce stigma. We participate in campaigns and initiatives that aim to educate the public and promote a more inclusive and compassionate society for individuals with mental health challenges.
By combining clinical expertise, community engagement, and a person-centered approach, our business strives to empower individuals, foster resilience, and promote long-term recovery in the community.
What are your future goals and aspirations for your business and your advocacy work?
Looking ahead, my primary goal is to expand the reach of my business and establish additional mental health and forensic supported living settings in different communities. I want to ensure that individuals who have experienced forensic involvement have access to the specialized care and support they need to rebuild their lives.
In terms of advocacy work, I aim to continue raising awareness about mental health, reducing stigma, and advocating for improved mental health services and policies. I believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care, and I will actively work towards creating a more inclusive and supportive society for individuals with mental health challenges.
Ultimately, my aspiration is to make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and communities, promoting mental well-being, and empowering individuals
to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. I want to inspire others to prioritize their mental health and seek the support they need, knowing that recovery is possible and that they are not alone in their journey.
Additionally, I plan to continue writing and publishing books that address important mental health topics, with a focus on empowering women and promoting overall well-being. I believe in the power of knowledge and education to create positive change, and I want to contribute to the growing body of literature that supports mental health awareness and advocacy.
In summary, my future goals revolve around expanding my business, advocating for improved mental health services, and continuing to empower individuals through education and support. I am committed to making a difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health challenges and creating a more compassionate and inclusive society for all.