by CeeCee Collins,

This article addresses strategies to bring your full self to work including your mental health. I understand that some people may be willing to share more of themselves and their lives than others. Perhaps sharing some of who you are will allow your supervisor and coworkers to understand you better. This will provide you with a greater opportunity to reach your full potential.

We have some excellent mental self-care businesses in our area. Hope Restored and Self Care Counseling are right in the Loveland area. The chamber has information on how to reach out to these businesses if you are interested.

A few pointers when addressing mental health in the workplace whether it is your mental health or a co workers:

  • be professional
  • be clear and concise
  • be sensitive

In addition to the professional business resources I mentioned above. Our area has a plethora of non-profits that share mental health resources in our schools, community and businesses.

Please consider sharing (professionally) with your place or work if you are going through a difficult time, chances are you aren’t the only one.

Enjoy your Spring!


CeeCee Collins is President of the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance.

She was born and raised in Beavercreek, Ohio, CeeCee Collins attended Carroll High School and has been a swimmer her entire life. She received her undergraduate degree at Xavier University where she also participated on the swim team for four years. She graduated from college in 1989 and began working at USA Today Newspaper as a Regional Marketing Manager. After marrying James Collins IV, they moved to Tampa, FL where she worked for the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA for 6 years as an Executive Director.

CeeCee and her family moved back to the tri-state area after her second child’s birth. She continued to work for the Greater Cincinnati YMCA for 10 years part-time. CeeCee then pursued full-time work and became the Development Director at Ohio Valley Voices for 6 years. Throughout her years at the YMCA and Ohio Valley Voices she was active in the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance (formerly the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce). She became the President of the Chamber in 2013.

CeeCee continues to enjoy working at the chamber and keeping up with her three children.  She and Jim live in Miami Township.

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