For the second consecutive year, junior Christopher Biehn is launching a photo challenge to raise awareness about mental illness.
“LGBT people, POC and other marginalized groups are here too, and their/our mental health is important and should be talked about more both in general and within those communities,” Lopez said.
“I think, even though we’ve come a long way, even in places like Ithaca College, where we’re very liberal and we are very open-minded to a lot of ideas, mental illness is still considered taboo, and there’s still a large stigma surrounding it that prevents people from being open to talking about it,” he said. “I think if we get the conversation going, it might spread.”
For six years, Ithaca College student Molly struggled with an eating disorder, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
She shares how her recovery process has inspired her to take active roles in the college community.
Hannah, alumna of Ithaca College, battled depression and anxiety throughout her college career. Now she uses her mental illnesses as encouragement for excelling in her job.