Behind My Mind in the Newspaper!

UW Student Brings Mental Health to the Forefront with “Behind My Mind”

     Mia recently did an interview with Imprint, the University of Waterloo newspaper, about Behind My Mind which has now been published! 

"A campaign called “Behind My Mind” founded by Mia Chan in 2019 aims to provide a platform for individuals to share their mental health issues and their journey in dealing with them. 
Chan, a pharmacy student at UW, was deeply disturbed by a spat of suicides in 2017 and started discussing mental health with the people around her, soon realizing that even her own mental health had been down for years. 
She took the initiative by confiding in her friends and saw a positive change in her life as a result.
She has been spreading mental health awareness since then and participates in Mental Illness Awareness Week every year.
“Behind My Mind” also contributes to the Canadian Mental Health Association in support of all Canadians to continue spreading mental health awareness and resources.
It was in October 2019 that she felt the need to start her own campaign in order to encourage everyone to open up about their mental health..."

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