Kim LaMontagne is a passionate mental health advocate who shares her experience of living in silence in the workplace with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and alcohol use. As a top performing corporate professional, Kim feared that speaking out about her mental illness would tarnish her professional career. Because of this, she stayed silent. On July 16, 2009, Kim sought help from a nurse practitioner and credits him for saving her life. Kim has been sober for 11 years now.
Many individuals suffer in silence in the workplace and hide behind a mask of shame and fear. Her mission is to share her experience of suffering in silence to normalize mental health.
Kim works with organizational leaders to teach them how to create and sustain a mentally healthy workplace culture. A culture where employees feel safe enough to reach out for help in the workplace without fear of stigma, judgement or fear of retribution. Kim empowers individuals to remove their mask of fear and shame and speak openly about mental health in the workplace.
She is a certified speaker and state trainer in the “In Our Own Voice” program through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Hampshire chapter. She is also a NAMI NH support group facilitator and a certified teacher in the Family to Family program.
She is a member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Health System, Campaign to End Stigma and Discrimination in Behavioral Health.
Kim is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Business Immersion program a member of the National Speakers Association and is enrolled in the Brene Brown “Brave Leaders” certification program.
She is a mother of a beautiful 27 year old daughter who is also in the helping field and is earning her Masters in Social Work. She works full time as a consultant, travels extensively in the US and lives in Florida.
Kim’s goal is to share her story with as many individuals as possible to provide hope and to let individuals know they should not suffer alone.
It’s Ok to Not Be Ok