All of my remembered life I have been depressed. Therefore, depression feels deeply entwined with my identity. Most of that time I felt ashamed of being depressed and, therefore, ashamed of who I was. This is the tragic nature of the stigma surrounding mental illness. Because of the stigma, I thought I was alone, and,… Read more »Learn More
Sonali Beaven is a student in pursuit of a degree in both psychology and women’s and gender studies. She is currently a volunteer at CALM working with children who have endured trauma. She has also been certified in domestic violence counseling and youth psychological first aid. She aims one day to have a career in clinical psychology.