Writing was a career Kristina Speciale never planned nor expected. After giving birth to her second child, Kristina was in search for a career that enabled her to stay home. Becoming a writer has allowed her to leave her stable retail management career and do just that. Since beginning her writing career, Kristina has written hundreds of articles on a number of topics, including business, academics, parenting, family, and mental health.
Writing has always been an easy portion of Kristina's schooling, from elementary to her Master's. Putting this skill to work was not only a smart financial and family decision, but one that has become truly enjoyable. Finding her voice alongside helping people in a variety of ways gives her newfound career purpose.
When it comes to the topic of mental health, Kristina has found that there is a great need for more information. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental illnesses are far more common than realized. Writing something new that might help someone gives her professional life a spark and desire to get more information out to those in need.
In 2014, Kristina graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a focus on Hospitality Management. Soon after, she began a Master's program with American Public University Systems and was able to obtain her MBA in 2016 with a concentration in Homeland Security Resource Allocation. Although the plan was to combine the two degrees into a helpful natural disaster preparedness plan for hotels, the experience schooling provided in writing essays proved to be far more useful to her.
“My Philosophy on Mental Health and Wellness”
Years ago, I had very little knowledge on mental health and wellness. However, after marrying a Paramedic with PTSD and depression, I found myself immersed in studying the topic. After losing a close friend to suicide, becoming an advocate for ending the stigma of mental health was that much more important. My experiences with others facing mental health issues have developed my personal philosophy: in order to help those that are suffering, we must first treat the issue with the seriousness and attention it deserves. Avoiding it because it is uncomfortable, not seeking or offering help, and remaining uneducated on the subject will do nothing to help those in need. For me, addressing the need begins with educating a broad audience on mental wellness.