Campus Advocacy for People with Psychological Disabilities

Allilsa Fernandez

This workshop is on Campus Advocacy for people with psychological disabilities and how to successfully advocate as a peer when one is under scholastic and personal pressure. Campus advocacy is highly important as it bridges people to information and resources that they may normally not find due to stigma. It also helps students feel less alone and have peers who are willing to advocate for their rights alongside them. As the founder of Peer mental health alliance, I realize how vital it is for campuses to have such advocacy in place. The learning goals/objectives of this workshop are:

  1. How to successfully advocate as a peer on campus.

  2. How to advocate as a peer when under pressure, both scholastic and personal.

  3. The importance of Campus Advocacy as a peer.