Rachel is one of our original youth team members with Shine Out! Shout Out!  And has been a part of our team for the past 3 years.  We are proud to see Rachel continuing to raise awareness around mental health and stigma while attending university through the telling of her own story with the Break the Silence, End the Stigma (BSES) Campaign.

Break the Silence, End the Stigma (BSES) “is a student-led campaign dedicated to ending the stigma, taboo, and prejudices associated with mental illness by educating schools and communities to create a culture of peer support. BSES began in Nova Scotia in April 2014 by Co-Presidents Cassaundra Henske and Stephanie Morton, two students and long-time best friends, both directly affected by mental illness in their own ways. BSES was started in hopes of ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and creating communities of peer support on campuses.”

For more information on BSES go to http://bsescampaign.com