MANAGER OF THE MLLA LEGACY FUND
My name is Janine Persaud. I'm 20 years old from Toronto. I’m currently in my 4th year at University of Toronto, one of my majors is Mental Health; which has always been an important topic to me. Within my culture and growing up as a child mental health wasn’t discussed. As a child of immigrant parents it was difficult to think of even struggling with mental health, when immigration was supposed to provide great opportunities. Over the years I’ve realized the importance mental health plays not only in my life but others and the need for advocacy and de-stigmatization of mental health.