Understanding Mental Illness
On this breakout trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania we will be exploring issues addressing mental health challenges. Recognizing assumptions we may have, engaging with new ideas from community partners, and fostering productive discussions as a group will be integral for our trip. We will visit a variety of community partners to view factors of mental health from different angles: from neurological disorders to environmental factors to societal perceptions. Ultimately, we hope to counter the stigma around mental health challenges and gain a better understanding of how to care for our mental well-being.
Karina Aguilar Guerrero ‘20
Karina Aguilar Guerrero was born in Mexico but grew up in Pomona, California. A current sophomore at Princeton University, she plans on studying Education Policy and getting certificates in Teacher Prep and Latin American Studies. She enjoys reading, sleeping, watching Netflix, and playing soccer and tennis. On campus, she actively participates in Worship House, Matriculate, and ALAS. She is really excited about leading this breakout trip because she thinks mental health is an important topic that isn’t addressed often enough and she's interested in learning about how to create more supportive spaces in that context.
Alexia Martinez ‘20
Coming from Phoenix, Arizona, Alexia Martinez is currently a sophomore at Princeton University. Alexia is considering Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience for her concentration, and plans for a certificate in the Cognitive Sciences. Outside of school, she competes for Princeton Running Club and Club Basketball. When she’s not studying or running around, you can probably find her with friends from Princeton Faith &Action and Worship House. Alexia is very grateful to her parents, three brothers, and little dachshund for their continual support.