Steve Morse has been with the ALS Association of Texas for nine years, serving in various capacities. Read his story about how he got involved, the impact of his work in his life, and his vision for the ALS community in Texas.
I went to school to study psychology and always thought I would be a psychologist. But when I finished my bachelor’s degree, I was ready to be done with school for the time being. I went to work for a brain injury rehab clinic and helped people who had had traumatic brain injuries from strokes, car accidents, or other head trauma. It was the first job that I had where I could apply what I learned in school. After that, I went into the mental health field working for a company that cared for people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Our goal was to keep them out of the psychiatric hospital – to teach them about medication management, how to live in a community with other people, and how to manage their mental health issues.