COLORADO, USA — Jill Cain, a heart patient and proud member of the LGBTQ community, is at a point in her life where she wears her uniqueness as a badge of honor. But that wasn’t always the case.
While Jill didn’t officially come out until she was 26, she always knew she was different from everyone else. It wasn’t until she began therapy that she learned how to live her life authentically and find her own way to happiness.
She recently sat down with 9NEWS and Unpacking Perfect to share her story of mental wellness.
Unpacking Perfect is a sponsored series about the human chase for perfection being produced by 9NEWS in partnership with Aurora Mental Health Center. The series is about self-worth, and both the comforts and perils of comparison. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. This series looks at people coming to terms with the idea of perfection, the realities of imperfection, and learning to find strength from it all.
Jill Cain was born and raised in Texas. However, she is now proud to call Denver home. As a toddler, she was diagnosed with complete heart block and received her first pacemaker at the age of 18-months. Her childhood was spent in dance classes and acting in community theater. During high school, she discovered what she wanted to do with her life – work in advertising and marketing. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, she began her career on the agency-side of the business but now works on the content-side of the business.
AURORA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Aurora Mental Health Center offers services to address a wide range of mental health conditions. Individuals and families rely on us to help them cope with a variety of challenges. Our staff of physicians, nurses, psychologists, therapists, and peers works with all age groups, from children to seniors.
The staff starts by getting to know you so they can accurately assess your needs. From there they connect you with counseling, classes, and other services that can help you achieve optimal mental health. When you’re looking for assistance in managing a mental illness, reaching out is typically the hardest step.
Get started today by calling 303-617-2300 or visit AUMHC.org.
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