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Meet Cecilia Amaro: Mental Health Worker Student Sees Success

Cecilia AmaroThe Cerritos College Mental Health Worker Program is the first of its kind in the state of California. The program trains students to help a mentally ill individual with tasks such as gaining employment, finding housing, using community resources, becoming financially competent, and other activities that promote an independent lifestyle for the mentally ill in three semesters. Students also receive assistance with resume/interviews in the internship class. Many of the students in the program have been successfully obtaining a job upon completion of the program and internship.

Cecilia Amaro recently landed a job at Mental Health America upon completing her internship as part of the program. "The Mental Health Worker Program taught me the basics of psychology and the foundation for achieving good mental health. They also provided me with an internship at Mental Health America. Through this internship, I have been given the opportunity to join the team as an Intensive Case Manager. Thanks to the Mental Health Worker Program and great Professors, I feel prepared for my new role."

Mental health care is becoming more important than ever as we continue to navigate through the pandemic. For more information about the Mental Health Worker program. visit https://www.cerritos.edu/mental-health-worker/default.htm.

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