Discover and share stories

of adventure, connection, and change making.



Commit 1 Percent of Your Time to Service This Year

Do It


Sue Ann Sterkowicz Kainz

I volunteer as a crisis interventionist on Common Ground's (Oakland County, MI, USA) crisis telephone line. I know that I get much more through my volunteering than any of our callers, because I am contributing to mental wellness while fortifying my own.


  1. {{}}
  1. {{fields.video_link.url}}

Ready to post! You’ve uploaded the maximum number of images.

Your video is ready to post!

Oops! Nice pic, but it’s just not our (file) type. Please try uploading a .jpg or .png image.

Well, this is embarrassing. Something went wrong when posting your comment. Care to try again?

That image is too large. Maximum size is 6MB.

Please enter a valid URL from YouTube or Vimeo.

Embedding has been disabled for this video.


Posting comment...

    • Jelena Woehr

      I felt that way as a victim advocate (that I was getting more out of it than the people I responded to) until I met an adult who had been helped by a victim advocate in his childhood. That really drove home how important crisis intervention is. You are doing more for others than you know! Enjoy the benefits to your own mental wellness too, of course.