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Jessica Allan
Jessica Allan

Jessica Allan

She/her
English

Jessica was inspired by Jack.org's movement of revolutionizing mental health through providing platforms for young people to become advocates for change. She deeply believes that change is needed in the way that mental health is talked about and the way we, as people, support one another through challenging times and the start is with and for young people. Jessica is our Education & Partnerships intern. She works to develop a strong understanding of the education system in Ontario, and more specifically, mental health education in Ontario with the hopes of understanding gaps, barriers and teachers' needs in this space. It is her hope that stigma is erased, that mental health and mental illness can be talked about openly and that conversations for support are welcomed. It is her hope that every person will know how to recognize the signs of struggle for themselves and for others and not face barriers (either due to stigma, finances, other accessibility concerns) when seeking support. The motto Jessica stands by is 'always stay humble and kind'. She thinks it is important to let self-validation and self-pride drive you and motivate you, while remaining kind to others always.