Date: 8/16/2017 11:11:15 AM

MHA welcomes Leah Rolando

leah-r-photo.jpgMHA is happy to introduce Leah Rolando as our new Suicide Prevention Specialist.

Leah is a recent MSW graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and attended Illinois State University for her BSW. At Illinois State, Leah co-founded and served as president of TWLOHA-ISU (To Write Love on Her Arms, Inc.), a university chapter of the national nonprofit organization with a mission to present hope and find help for people living with depression, addiction, self-injury, and thoughts of suicide. At UW-Madison, she served as the advocacy intern with NAMI Wisconsin, conducting policy research and engaging in legislative outreach. She volunteers as a crisis counselor for Crisis Text Line, a free 24/7 text message helpline service for anyone in the US. Leah also recently became certified as a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Instructor. She plans to continue connecting people with the help they need while advocating for hope and systemic change in the mental health and suicide prevention world.”