Pinky Castillo is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Arizona state prison system. She also worked alongside psychiatrists at Banner Health hospital as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Inspired by the people she cared for in the psychiatric hospital, she went back to school for a post-master's certificate in Psychiatry. Pinky has experience taking care of patients with both general and severe mental health issues. She believes that mental health care should be accessible to anyone wherever they are located because mental health is essential to live a happy, healthy, and productive life. In her free time, she enjoys walking and running in the early morning.
Kintsugi, the Japanese art of joining broken objects with gold dust and lacquer, shows that scars are not something to be hidden with shame, but to be displayed with pride. -Anonymous