University of Waterloo student creates first aid-kit for mental health 🕵️ | @mypasskit
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According to the PASS Kit website, mental health affects one in five people, but platforms like Bell Let’s Talk and PASS Kit are trying to end the stigma.
Only 49 per cent of Canadians will socialize with a friend who suffers with mental illness, and 22 per cent of teens will consider suicide this year. Also, two in three people suffer in silence.
But a Waterloo-based company called PASS Kit was founded by Tina Chan, a graduate of public health at the University of Waterloo.
Chan had the idea for the kit when she was dealing with depressive symptoms in her third year at U of W and wanted to help people cope with mental health and anxiety illness. - 3 hours ago