Alicia Minirth loves helping people. That’s the way it’s always been for the Beacon College graduate. As a kid, she remembers wanting to follow in the footsteps of her father, a psychiatrist who helped many of his patients. Minirth, a Dallas native, was drawn to the mental health field, too. But as a child, Minirth was diagnosed with ADHD and had a difficult time navigating her diagnosis and treatment. As an adult, the same fears of being treated differently were still very real.
“As a kid, I didn’t know what to expect. I just thought that I was mentally stupid because ADHD wasn’t really a thing,” says Minirth, 30. “When I brought it up, people would act a little weird about it and treat me differently.”
That changed when she enrolled in Beacon College.