Jamie M., M1

The Mental Health Outreach Program, or MHOP, is a student group dedicated to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of all students, as well as raising awareness about mental illness and advocating for those in our community who suffer from mental illnesses. To achieve these goals, we work with Student Support Services to plan activities that foster mental and physical wellbeing and self-care. We also train volunteers to teach depression and suicide awareness to teens through a program called CHADS. In the spring, we host an art show featuring art from those in our community with mental illnesses. We also sponsor Mental Health Awareness Week, which features panels, discussions, and activities designed to decrease the stigma around mental illness in medical school.