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Unpacking Perfect: Shauna Eckert

Shauna recently sat down with 9NEWS and Unpacking Perfect to share her story of mental wellness, and how she has pushed aside the ideals of perfection.

COLORADO, USA — Shauna Eckert is a Colorado resident, Caretaker and mother of two. At a young age, she was faced with the unexpected – a violent sexual crime that resulted in a child, whom she continues to proudly raise. Shauna opens up to talk about her journey with mental health and why she believes therapy changed her life.

After struggling for many years, assuming the blame and growing to hate herself, Shauna sought out help. To her, therapy is an outlet that helped her regain confidence, take back control in her life and learn acceptance. She now happily raises her two children and gives back to her community through her career.

Shauna Eckert sat down with 9NEWS and Unpacking Perfect to share her story of mental wellness on how she pushed aside the ideals of perfection and learned the importance of accepting her imperfections.

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Unpacking Perfect is a sponsored series about the human chase for perfection being produced by 9NEWS in partnership with Aurora Health Medical 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.

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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