Mind Over Matter Peer Health Advocates

Bella Rana

Mind Over Matter Coordinator

Second Year

Majors: Neuroscience and Lingustics

"I did mental health work with students in my high school, and experienced first-hand the power of students helping other students. I joined Mind Over Matter to continue to work to create a more positive and open campus culture around mental health."


Lainey Axell

PHA

Second Year

Major: Global Studies

"I joined Mind Over Matter because I want to help reduce the stigma of mental illness and depression on our campus. As someone who has many personal ties to mental illnesses and have seen first hand the way these stigmas can affect people affected, I would love to make sure no one else ever feels subjected to this type of pain. We are all human, and everyone should be treated this way."


Jade Cool

PHA

Fourth Year

Major: Psychology

"Mental health advocacy has been important to me for many years, so when I heard that HPW was starting a group dedicated to that, I knew I wanted to be part of it. I am excited to see how Mind Over Matter can make a difference on campus and in our community!"


Christina Hartman

PHA

Second Year

Majors: Psychology and Public Policy

"I joined MoM because I am passionate about helping others and want them to understand mental health and how to help themselves and others. Depression and suicide are common in Montana, and something I've been exposed to from a very young age, which is why I've always been interseted in psychology and mental health. I love the message MoM spreads and I'm so grateful to be apart of it!"


Areeha Khalid

PHA

Second Year

Major: Undecided

"UChicago is a really stressful school, and as a result many students are so busy they don’t pay any attention to their mental health. I joined MOM so that I can help connect students to resources that will empower them to take charge of their own mental health, be happy, and succeed!"


Ashhad Qureshi

PHA

Fourth Year

Major: South Asian Languages and Civilization

"As a mental health advocate and aspiring mental health professional, I joined Mind over Matter in order to tackle the ever-present glorification of suffering that exists on college campuses and help create an atmosphere that normalizes and, in fact, encourages people to care for themselves by treating physical, mental, or spiritual health as their top priority."


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