Sonja Wasden: How can college students improve their mental health?
Sonja is one of today’s most insightful and inspirational speakers on mental health. Her book, An Impossible Life, which details her struggles with mental illness, was featured on CBS This Morning as a story of hope for those dealing with mental health challenges. CBS This Morning Correspondent, Dr. Tara Narula, said that Sonja’s story was “one of my most sacred and special I’ve ever done.” Sonja has been interviewed over 50 times on local and national news about the importance of raising mental health awareness. She has had the privilege of sharing her story and message of hope with millions of people. Sonja is passionate about helping individuals and organizations create open, inclusive, and educational conversations around mental health.
In episode 268 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Sonja chose Brigham Young University, how she’s managed bipolar, OCD, and anxiety disorders for over 30 years, how her suicide attempt save her life, 3 mental health warning signs that college students should be looking for, ways college students can improve their mental health, why it’s so important for parents to have conversations with their children about mental health, ways for college students to join the growing choir of mental health advocacy, and how leaders of our universities and our student organizations can create a culture of mental wellness.