The Mental Health Initiative (MHI) at Lassonde is a student-staff collaboration created based on one observation: education takes a toll on students. The combined stress of educational endeavours, extracurricular activities and personal conflicts is far too much to take on alone; this is where MHI comes in.
MHI consists of fellow “Lassondians” who are dedicated to invoke a positive change in Lassonde. They put together events and posters to help students who may be struggling with either a mental illness and/or mental unhealthiness. They strive to create a community where individuals can discuss and manage mental health in a healthy way. They want to educate and help as many students as they can, so that Lassonde can be a place where everyone can thrive.
Their overarching goal is to make mental health resources available to all students.