“Making sure you have a healthy mind is a gift that you can give yourself.”

 
Bertha Motta speaks

Bertha Motta, Home Health Aide, Sunnyside Community Center

Bertha Motta finds her work rewarding; but admits it can be stressful, which is why she pays attention to her mental and emotional well-being. “The mental health benefits we have provide so much,” Bertha explains. “Making sure you have a healthy mind is a gift that you can give yourself.” And she wants everyone to know it’s okay to talk about mental health issues.

Bertha also took part in the Benefit Funds’ Wellness Member Assistance Program, where she learned tips to de-stress—like taking a long stroll around the city to clear her head.