UVic Student Mental Health Blogger
Hey there! My name is Sophie and I am a third-year psychology student here at UVic. At the moment, I’m not sure where I’d like to go with my degree, but I plan to keep following my passions for mental health and social wellbeing and see where they take me! At the moment, I work as a behaviour interventionist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as a tutor for children with learning disabilities. My passion for working within the special needs community stems from my own experiences growing up with my brother who has Down syndrome and ASD. Helping others overcome similar barriers as the ones my brother has faced is what keeps me going!
Outside of school and work, I love spending time with animals. After spending all day working with people, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up! I have a cat and two dogs back home with my parents who I miss terribly, so I’m always trying to fill that gap. Here in Victoria, I have a huge aquarium that is filled with guppies, African dwarf frogs, shrimp, and snails. They’re not quite as cuddly as a cat or a dog but it’s nice to have their company!
My Journey with Resilience
Hi readers! I wanted to share a piece of writing I wrote for UVIC's on the Verge writing contest last year on resilience. My hope is that by sharing my mental health experiences, you - the reader, will feel a little less alone. Thanks for reading!...
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