Mental Health and Wellness Peer Educators
We all struggle with the daily challenges of life. For some, receiving peer support can be a useful tool for coping with the stressors associated with being a college student. The Mental Health and Wellness Peer Educators are undergraduate and graduate students trained by CAPS staff to help provide support, resources and education to their fellow University of Michigan Dearborn peers.
For more information on the program please contact email@example.com
Check out our youtube playlist for previous sessions of mental health Mondays! These are information sessions hosted by the Mental health and wellness peer educators about helpful wellness topics! Check out the website closer to the beginning of Winter for the new schedule!
Learn a little more about our current mental health and wellness peer educators:
Major: Health and Human Services, Public Health concentration
Year in school: 5th
Future career goals: I would like to work in community health, especially in marginalized communities.
Other organizations you are involved with on campus: PRIDE, WUM-D
What I do for my own wellness: I like to have recognized time to recharge, whether that's in the company of friends or alone. A mindful moment to have fun and laugh or read a book really helps me.
Future career goals: To be a psychiatrist working with younger patients
Other organizations: Active Minds, Engaged Scholars, Public Health Society, The Undergraduate Society of Psychology and Neuroscience
What I do for my own wellness: Listen to music, exercise, and spend time with people I love.
Year in school: Sophomore
Future Career Goals: To work in a hospital and help underprivileged communities
Other Organizations: Association for Women in Mathematics (President)
What I Do For My Own Wellness: Watch comfort shows, go for walks and listen to music, attend therapy, and stay connected with those close to me.
Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Year: 1st Year Grad Student
Org: TEDx, Build On
Career goal: Develop and implement health education programs and initiatives that focus on the health and safety of employees across industries.
How I practice wellness: Engagement in social services and outdoor activities such as hiking and bicycling.
Year in School: 5th
Future Career Goals: Either becoming an effective and proficient Clinical Psychologist or Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, or maybe both.
Other Organizations you are Involved with on Campus: The Undergraduate Society of Psychology and Neuroscience, Anime & Manga Club
What I Do for my Own Wellness: I make attempts to spend a decent amount of time engaging in entertaining and leisurely activities with my friends, such as seeing movies together or trying yummy food.
Future Career Goals: To work as a therapist in community mental health and eventually a group or private practice.
What I do for my wellness: I like to spend time in nature, chill with my dog, do martial arts, have a simple self-care routine, and go to therapy!
Major: Computer and Information Science
Year: 1st Year Grad Student
Org: Maize and Blue Crew, SAB, GDSC
Career Goal: To become a successful mental health entrepreneur and have a significant impact in the field of mental health on a global scale
How I practice wellness: I enjoy taking vacations, going out with friends, playing piano, and writing poetry in my leisure time.
Pronouns: she/her or They/ them
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year in school: 2nd year(sophomore)
Future career goals: To pursue a career in my field but also advocate for those in my community. I also would love to write children’s books.
What I do for wellness: I love drawing, crocheting, playing video games, or spending time with my cat.