Dana M. Cea
Some interesting things about me:

Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Cisgender Woman

Identify as Queer

Live with mental health disorders

Survivor of suicide loss

Advocate for mental health, suicide, and LGBTQ+ community

safeTALK trainer​​

Trained in ASIST

Trained in Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid

Master's of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health (CRMH) Counseling in the Medical School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

PhD student in Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies of East Carolina University

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (00333994)​

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (NC A14204)

Committment ceremony officiant

Pet lover

Married to an amazing spouse

Surrounded by loving family and friends

One Missed Call; a short documentary about me (2015): 
I provide trainings, workshops, and speeches on topics that can be very serious and bring about many different emotions. While doing this I also bring my personal story and humor, because we learn best with examples and when laughing.

I created the ​Clinical Guide to Increase Multicultural Competency for Mental Health Professionals Counseling Clients who Identify as LGBTQ+ because as a queer consumer of mental health-- I saw a need. The Clinical Guide also nicely fit a requirement of my Master's in CRMH.

I am grateful for the many different opportunities I have had to engage with a variety of people in numerous communities in North Carolina and across the United States of America. 

I also attend as many trainings, workshops, and speeches as possible so that I can continue to learn from others and their stories. I do not feel that I could ever know everything!
"I stay open-minded so that even when I am facilitating trainings I am continually learning from my participants."