Catherine Delgado

SWEAR Committee Co-Founder and Student at George Washington University - Milken Institute School of Public Health

Who or what is your inspiration?

I am inspired by other emerging mental health leaders. Everyday, as an unprecedented number of individuals continue to speak on their personal stories, we chip away at society’s all-consuming fear and stigma surrounding mental health. Holding safe and healthy conversations about our wellness is crucial to providing others with the knowledge, support, and resources to lead happy, healthy. and productive lives.

One thing you would like to see changed in mental or behavioral health care?

When I was 16, I had a vision for an inclusive education system that prioritized mental health as an essential factor in education and wellness. Mental health must be a part of the everyday conversation on campus. Today, I continue to create an atmosphere of understanding and approach life with the courage to be vulnerable. Whether it be through formal education, social media, or conversations with loved ones, learning healthy wellness strategies can protect lives for years to come.

What is your superpower?

My superpower is my empathy. Everyday, I lead with compassion, showing compassion to myself and others.


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