My military camp which then consisted of more than 100 armies would notoriously mark the worst desertion rate and suicide rate. The worried company commander appointed me as a dedicated counsellor as I had gotten relevant certificates(socialisation counselling and career development certs.) In a year that followed, the number dropped, close to zero per cent.
It was the greatest pleasure in my life to see myself in a pivotal change in both my community and those who confided in me about their concerns. And most importantly, I was mesmerised by the potential that I could even save one’s life. If ever there was a commonality between safety specialist and counsellor, that was this. I was tasked with making sure to create an environment where armies could come into contact with me when they were in dire need of help. Given all of these, I think the relevance is clear.