Rachel Lebovic is a Toronto native and an undergraduate student on the pre-med track at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., studying neuroscience and behavioural biology.
There is stigma surrounding the illness that nearly took my life and it will be hard for people to look beyond my past. But we will never break the stigma by continuing to give into it in remaining silent.
I was 19 when I hit rock bottom. Mental illness wasn’t new to me, but COVID created the perfect storm.