“There’s no elevator to success you have to take the stairs”

Age: 18
Pronouns: He/Him
Gender Identity: Male
Ethnic Background: African American
County: Sacramento

Family & Household

How many siblings do you have, and where do you fall in terms of birth order?

1 brother sadly passed away at birth otherwise only child living

What type of living arrangement did you have during your childhood (e.g., nuclear family, single-parent household, foster care)?

Single mother household

Did you experience any significant changes in your family structure during your childhood (e.g., divorce, separation)?

Domestic violence by my father

Coping Mechanisms

How do you cope with stress or difficult situations?

I pray and normally go to my mom or friends

Have you received professional help or counseling for any challenges you’ve faced?

Yes for anger issues

Are there any positive role models or supportive individuals who have influenced your life positively?

Yes I have a lot of male role models in my life especially my older brother not blood but he’s been there for me through everything

Educational & Employment

What is your current education or career path?


Have your ACEs influenced your academic or career choices?

Yes they have

Social Support

Do you and your friends feel comfortable discussing mental health topics openly?
Yes my closest friends
What actions or behaviors help create a supportive environment among your friends?
Yes definitely but it has taught me how to choose my friends wisely.

Future Aspirations

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

I want to get into marketing in technology but also build a real estate portfolio

What is one thing you want to do or accomplish? (This could be learning a new skill, visting a new place, something related to school/work/life/relationship)

I just want to follow whatever plan god has set for me