Tracey Maxfield is a nurse with over 35 years experience in the healthcare field in the UK, USA and Canada. She is certified in gerontology and dementia care and is a passionate dementia advocate and educator.
Since the release of her book, Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression, Tracey has become a staunch advocate for Mental Illness and Mental Health Awareness and Bullying and completed the course, Bringing Mental Health to Schools.
She has met with teenagers ages 11 to 15 years to talk about bullying and mental illness and has appeared on numerous podcasts, live radio shows and ABC KOMO News 4, KSHV 45, and NBC News 6 television shows. In June, Tracey was featured in a series of articles by HelloCare magazine in Australia.
In September, Tracey embarked on a new life journey, she sold her home, donated most of her possessions to various charities and made a commitment to try and make a difference in the world and is spending six months traveling in the USA, talking about mental illness and bullying in children and teenagers.
Her philosophy is to Engage children and teenagers, to Educate them about mental illness and bullying and to Empower them to develop confidence and skills to continue to move ahead in their own life journey.
Tracey joined Mario on 10 Minute Mindset to talk about her passion for helping both children and adults battle mental illness, the childhood suicide epidemic and how we can combat it, and how reaching out for help when we feel we need it and refusing to give up the fight are two of the most powerful ways to show our true strength.