We love celebrating our colleagues and giving back to our community, so we combined these two loves several years ago. Each month, BlueModus’ Management Team selects two colleagues who shine and represent the values that make this a great workplace. These two colleagues select a charity, and we donate to it on their behalf.
For November 2022, one of those colleagues is Decker Ploehn. He joined BlueModus in March 2022 as a Senior UX/UI Developer and works on one of our project teams, helping build new and enhanced existing websites for our clients. He is recognized for his great attitude and stellar quality of work while balancing work across multiple teams.
Decker has selected the Illinois Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for a $500 donation from BlueModus on his behalf. NAMI Illinois offers support, guidance, and understanding to anyone concerned about mental health and treating mental illness. Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling, and relating. This results in a substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental health issues can affect persons of any age and in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and are not evidence of a weakness of character.
“I had one of my closest friends struggle with bipolar disorder, which eventually led to his passing. I wish he were still here today. Unfortunately, these types of situations happen far too often. People need to know there is help even though it may seem like there isn’t, and NAMI Illinois provides that help,” shares Decker.
Please visit the get involved portion of their website to learn more about the Illinois Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and how you can support their important cause.