Student Testimonial from the 4th Annual Summit
Revolutionizing Campus Wellness: A Vision for Healthy Campus Communities
â€œAfter having attended the Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses Summit, I was left greatly in awe of the excellent work that is being put in behind the scenes and the incredible people working on behalf of students in general- especially those with mental health setbacks.
I was so happy to have brought back, along with Karli, a little piece of that to share with our peers. We were inspired to set in motion a dialogue about thriving creatively as a student, particularly in a school where the arts are such a main focus. As a music student that has struggled with anxiety and depression in the past, and having had this affect my ability to thrive, attending the conference led me to realize that this is something that does not have to be an individual struggle; rather, as teachers and students we can co-operatively work to support one another and not let anyone slip through the cracks.
I very much support the idea of more students attending this conference. Not only was it inspiring, but I saw tangible evidence that what Karli and I shared with our peers mattered to them. If we can continue to have students inspiring one another, change will happen.â€
Desiree Hall, Selkirk College
(Desiree Hall and Karli Harrison attended Summit 2012 and then designed and ran the Selkirk Creativity Forum for 100 students. In addition, Desiree spoke to University Arts and Science Faculty about how instructors can help support students with Mental Health issues and help create healthy environments for learning.)