Join Duke University student, author, speaker, and mental health advocate Sophie Riegel for a conversation on the importance of mental health awareness, how to ask for the help you need, and how we can work together to change our language to decrease stigma around mental health. Sophie is the former president of the board of dire
ctors of Here. Now, a Jewish mental health advocacy organization and strives to make a difference in peoples’ lives.
Sophie Riegel is a rising Sophomore at Duke University and is a professional author and speaker. She is the author of Don’t Tell Me To Relax: One Teen’s Journey to Survive Anxiety (And How You Can Too), and Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life. Sophie is a mental health advocate who also has four different mental illnesses. She speaks openly about her experiences and has been featured on the Tamron Hall Show, Thrive Global, the Times of Israel, PsychCentral, and more. She recently recorded her first TED Talk about mental health stigma and looks forward to writing her third book in the near future.
This discussion will be moderated by members of our Peer Leadership family in Boston, Rachel Fredman and Annie Overbaugh, JTI Peer Inclusion Fellows.
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