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Mental Illness and Empathy in College | Johanna Marks and Susanna Mathews | TEDxConnecticutCollege



Mental illness affects a large segment of college students across the US and beyond. It is an issue stigmatized and tabooed. Many go undiagnosed because of a collective culture of ignorance. Through empathy, a journey into the world of another, we can reclaim and understand mental illness, and help those afflicted by it.

Joanna Marks is a senior at Connecticut College. She likes running, coffee, feminism, and food. In May, she will graduate with a degree in psychology and French. Susanna is a senior Government major, History minor and scholar in the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy where she just completed a project on United States food aid and international food security. She enjoys reading and attempting to learn how to watercolor in her spare time. Her favorite things are Twizzlers and Mount Everest.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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2 comments

  1. So happy I found this! This Ted Talk is so underrated. I'm in college and I find this extremely accurate. I experience mental illness myself and I wish others would watch this. Thanks for making this video (:

  2. Bravo girls 😄 Let's talk about it for sure Peoples for some reason find it difficult to ask questions Empathy is much needed And freely given Thank you

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