Depression and anxiety are one of the youth's main problems of today. And Jess Turunen wants people to know that it is a real sickness and it affects people in many different ways. She believes that one of the most fundamental knowledge is how to manage our own mind and emotions, and this isn't something taught in schools but eventually learned through searching and experience.
Jess is aligning with the local Australian charity LIVIN. LIVIN was founded in honour of Dwayne Lally who like many others took his life after suffering in silence from a mental illness.
Turunen loves to help others, and she is fascinated by the study of human behaviour - "I recently ceased my 12 year long career in hair and makeup to pursue my dream of becoming a life coach. So coaching and neuro-linguistic programming is the perfect fit for me" - she explained.
In addition to being a beauty queen Jess Turunen is a wife and mom of two little boys - "I felt that at times I had lost a part of myself as I had very little hobbies and interests outside of my family. I entered into Mrs Australia Continents competition, and low and behold - I won! I can't imagine my life any other way now, and my kids love that I am a queen."
Lets know a little more about Jess' story and her journey to the crown of Mrs Continents 2018 through this interview!