Jacque is a suicide survivor, an educator, and an advocate
From about the time that I was around 10 years old I dreamed of climbing Mount Everest. Long’s Peak was my first high elevation, 14,000 foot peak at the age of 13. I was an avid skier, and mountain lover.
However, as I got older I was suffering from untreated major depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder that completely consumed me. I was struggling to navigate who I thought I was supposed to be vs who I truly am. I was miserable. I suffered a laundry list of trauma that I didn’t know how to heal or cope with. At my lowest point in my mental illness, I attempted suicide, twice… Somewhere along the way I had forgotten how to live life to the fullest and enjoy the things I used to.
Through a very long and hard recovery, I learned how to love myself, accept my true self for who I am, as well as find joy again in life. I found a passion for health, particularly mental health and advocating for the importance of getting help and taking care of one’s mental health.
Today, I am now perusing my dreams of climbing the Seven Summits. In reaching for the top of the world, I am climbing for Mental Health, and taking in all the beauty of this world along the way.
I created the Conquer Yourself Campaign to help promote awareness, education, and resources for mental health. I only hope that my story of recovery and survival can be a message of hope and inspiration to others who are struggling. I want you to know that you CAN conquer yourself and come out the other side stronger than ever before.
“It’s okay not to be okay… It’s not okay not to ask for help.”
Jacque has a background in health education and psychology, as well as personal experience with depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder. Therefore, she is an expert in what it takes to conquer mental illness to follow her dreams. In addition, she is available locally for public speaking events to share her story and expertise about overcoming mental barriers to conquer oneself. In short, her story of hitting rock bottom to climbing to the top of the world is inspirational and perfect for any event from classrooms, auditoriums, conferences and keynotes! Book your presentation today by contacting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BS Health Education from Utah Valley University
- Certified Personal Trainer- NASM
- Certified in Sport Psychology
- American Mountain Guides Association Member
- 15+ years teaching/coaching as an experienced and certified ski instructor, climbing instructor, fitness instructor, swim coach and instructor.
- First Aid/CPR Certified
- A lifetime of personal trekking, mountaineering, skiing, racing, and competition experience