Leave no seat empty: Mental health awareness for college students

Friday, December 01, 2023
The Scarlet

“Depression is an accumulation of really shitty things, but, you know, happiness is an accumulation of really really awesome things,” said Michael Ouyang, a sophomore at Brown University and the founder of an organization that aims to destigmatize mental illness. Ouyang, like many other college students, struggles with anxiety and depression. After finding relief in speaking out publicly about his experiences, he decided to allot an online safe space for others to do the same. He called this space No Empty Seats.

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