Being a part of the Generation Text Online mentor program has taught me the importance of being mentally and physically happy. Through our weekly meetings, I have learned useful techniques to maintain my physical well-being and to help others achieve the same. These meetings with my peers and mentor have encouraged me to become more comfortable understanding my emotions and to be aware and respectful of the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of those around me. My experience with Generation Text has given me the framework for learning how to deal with and resolve conflicts with others. Lastly, the platform has given me insight into the importance of the inclusion of others, which has ultimately taught me what it means to be accepting and tolerant of individuals whose opinions and attitudes differ from my own.
Generation Text has provided a safe space where I feel comfortable and free to share and discuss my own mental and physical health with others. The continuous support and acceptance given by my peers and my mentor throughout my training are the kinds of positive feelings I hope to give to my own mentees in the future.