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CMHC Peer Educators
2018-2019

Ananya Roy

Ananya Roy

Major: Neuroscience, Plan II, Psychology

Why Mental Health is Important to Me: Mental health is important to me because I think addressing the inequalities regarding physical and mental illness is of growing importance to promote overall health around campus.

Kaya Rymarz

Kaya Rymarz

Major: Neuroscience with Philosophy Minor

To me, self-care means exploring and using ways to recharge my batteries and finding my balance. I practice self-care by getting absorbed in a book and taking care of my plants.

Tatiana Gonzalez

Tatiana Gonzalez

Major: Psychology B.S.

I practice self care by hanging out with my favorite people, playing with my niece and nephew, listening to music, cooking and getting plenty of sleep.

Tiffany Cunningham

Tiffany Cunningham

Major: Psychology

I practice self-care by exercising (I especially enjoy boxing), getting a massage, and enjoying a good meal with people close to me.

Zachary Markizer

Zachary Markizer

Major: Public Health

Self-care to me is exploring practices that help maintain my mental health. I self-care by hiking, cooking, and hangout with my favorite people.

Taha Muhammad

Taha Muhammad

Major: Biochemistry, Business Foundations Program

Being a student at this school and a peer on this campus, I have come to understand what mental health really means to me. Everyone experiences mental health in their unique ways, but to me mental health is just as vital as physical health. Being a student wanting to pursue medicine, it is crucial to understand that both mental and physical health coexist and the two should not be treated separately. We often tend to view mental health related concerns as merely an illusion, and that is something I want to advocate, educate, and change.

Carly Williams

Carly Williams

Major: English, Health & Society

My favorite ways to practice self care are grabbing dinner with friends, listening to music, baking, and seeing a movie at Alamo Drafthouse.

Alyssa Gonzales

Alyssa Gonzales

Major: Public Relations with a certificate in Environment and Sustainability

I practice self-care by allowing myself the flexibility to determine my needs day by day, and not putting "self-care" into a finite box.

Jocelyn Li

Jocelyn Li

Major: Biology

Self care is important to me because it reminds me that my wellbeing is more important than my achievements. I practice self care by scheduling in time to take, walks, nap, and talk to friends.

Anu Satheeshkumar

Anu Satheeshkumar

Major: Biology

I practice self-care by having spa nights, biking, going on walks, and watching comedy specials on Netflix!

Kristen Luu

Yingxin "Clear" Xu

Major: Marketing with a Psychology minor

Mental Health for me is to connect with my inner self. Every day I nurture it by writing one thing I feel grateful.

Andrea Torres

Andrea Torres

Major: Medical Laboratory Science

Self-care to me means putting myself first. It means identifying my needs and making sure I find a way to meet them. I practice self-care by spending time with friends, listening to podcasts, getting (or trying to get) enough sleep, and taking time to self-reflect everyday.

Jennifer Agwagom

Jennifer Agwagom

Major: Biochemistry with a certificate in Child and Society

I think the hardest mountain anyone can ever climb is that of life, which is why mental health is very important. It gives us a chance to better equip ourselves to not only conquer it but also enjoy the adventure.

Ezra Batista

Ezra Batista

Major: Biology B.S.A.

The way I practice self care is by making time to laugh immensely with my family and friends, celebrating national holidays, attending Chinese buffets, and volunteering.

Carly Williams

Carly Williams

Major: English, Health & Society

My favorite ways to practice self care are grabbing dinner with friends, listening to music, baking, and seeing a movie at Alamo Drafthouse.

Miriam Lamoreaux

Miriam Lamoreaux

Major: Psychology and Plan II Honors

I practice self care by taking walks, baking sweets, and spending time with friends and family.

Shalaka Damle

Shalaka Damle

Major: Management Information Systems

I practice self-care by working out and spending quality time with my friends.

Alexis Zinni

Alexis Zinni

Major: Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

To me, self-care is ensuring my happiness and mental and physical health are the priorities in my life - everything else comes after those things are secured. To practice self-care, I like to play piano, run, and spend time exploring Austin!

Nafisa Gazi

Nafisa Gazi

Major: Sociology

Educating myself and others about mental health is important to me because it factors into so many aspects of my life; how I interact with people, approach problems, and treat myself. For self care, I like to read or watch materials that aren't related to my studies and I make plans to spend time with a friend at least once a week.

Alec Blair

Alec Blair

Major: Environmental Science, Plan II, Journalism

I practice self-care by feeding squirrels on campus, writing think pieces about environmental policy, and going for runs at the green belt.



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