Meet The Rose-Minded Team
My name is Kay Uimari, and I am the primary content developer for Rose-Minded! I created this website in 2017 to help me find ways to cope and help others. I have a bachelor of science in psychology with a concentration in forensic psychology and am currently in my master's program to become a licensed clinical social worker.
I started my journey as a suicide prevention hotline worker for a local county hotline, gained experience as a behavior interventionist for youth with developmental disabilities, and found my passion for combining psychology and social work as a Mental Health Recovery Specialist. I have experience as an MSW student therapist intern with adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and in correctional settings, like a women's prison re-entry program and local jails. I have facilitated and co-facilitated educational and therapeutic groups and classes for adults with SMI and traumatic brain injuries.
Next in my journey is working on a mobile crisis team, assisting local law enforcement in behavioral health crises to reduce violent outcomes and provide safe resource referrals. When I began this site in 2017, I was writing lifestyle articles (some oldies you can tell are pre-bachelor era) and volunteering at the hotline, dreaming of one day being on the mobile team we contacted to go out to the client. Now I get to be on the frontlines serving my community, and the website is growing with me as I grow professionally.
I have my own experiences with mental illness and am happy to share openly and transparently within my boundaries with anyone who needs peer support. I also love connecting others to resources, advocating for others, and promoting social justice and healthy community environments, including promoting organizational and community change.
Hello, everybody! Carly is my name and I am Rose-Minded's new communications manager. My sweet summer, sister of the famous Morty, is a dog that Kay rescued and brought home. I am her dog mom!
With the ultimate goal of becoming a pediatric intensive care unit nurse, I have completed all of my prerequisites for nursing school and am waiting to apply to various programs. Helping those in need is my life's passion.
Because I have struggled with my own mental health since I was a young teen, mental health is so important to me. I definitely consider myself an advocate for the mental health community in order to increase awareness and provide more resources to those in need