Mind Over Matter is a group of Peer Health Advocates who work to help UChicago students attend to their mental health and well-being. We are dedicated to breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and empowering our peers to be in tune with their mental well-being. Mind Over Matter does so by providing our peers with spaces to discuss mental well-being and connecting them to resources devoted to improving and maintaining positive mental health.
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"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!"
“I became a MoM PHA because it isn't easy to ask for help, especially when you don't know where to start. Informing students about the mental health issues they may face and the resources they have is vital to their general wellbeing. I wanted to take a role in supporting my peers, destigmatizing the discussion, and opening minds to future conversations.”
Majors: English, Chemistry, Biological Chemistry,
“It is important to be a part of fostering community to welcome new and current students of the College. As a fourth-year, I've been lucky to have a kind and gracious group of friends, peers, faculty advisors, and professors who have supported me throughout my undergrad. I look forward to doing the same for my campus community virtually and in-person this year as a Mind Over Matter PHA!”
“I firmly believe in the power of mental well-being in, not only succeeding at this school, but also leading ‘the good life’! I want to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health head on, and become a trustworthy resource for my peers!”
Major: Political Science
“I joined Mind Over Matter because I want to help foster a community focused on mental health support on campus. Everyone faces mental health challenges, especially in college, and I want to provide support and resources to those students. I hope, through MoM, we can give students the tools to live happier, healthier lives in college and beyond.”
Major: Psychology, with a History Minor
“I joined Mind Over Matter because dealing with mental health on a college campus can be an incredibly daunting task. I believe having peers to support and guide students struggling with mental health is vital to making them understand that they are not alone. Since MoM’s role in connecting students to mental health resources is so important, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”
Majors: Psychology + Neuroscience
“Throughout my life, I have not only seen how great the prevalence of mental illness is, but also the lack of awareness and the stigma surrounding it. Mental illness affects everyone; whether it’s a friend or a family member, everyone knows someone who is struggling. I joined Mind Over Matter to help educate the student body as to what mental health is, what are the best ways to improve and maintain it, and what resources are available for students. I was very involved in mental health awareness in high school and I plan to devote my life to it as a psychiatrist later on. I believe the work Mind Over Matter is doing is great and I’m so grateful to be part of their efforts.”