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Julia White
Julia White

Julia White

She/her
English

Julia’s first experience with Jack.org was at the Atlantic Summit in February 2020. She met so many great people there who were passionate about mental health. As the Network Representative for Nova Scotia, Julia gets to be creative in her contributions to the mental health movement. Jack.org has some really good social media outreach, and she’s excited to be a part of that. Julia also loves the opportunity to connect with her community through Jack Chapters and Jack Summits and work with incredible people from across the country. 
One thing Julia would like to see happen with mental health in her lifetime is accessible counselling for all. “Everyone should see a counsellor the same way you see your family doctor; you go more often when you have a health concern or maybe just once a twice a year for a check up if you're well. Talking to someone outside your personal life who can listen objectively can be life changing. Counsellors can provide support in a way that is different from how friends and family support us, and they can help us learn skills to deal with stressors big or small.”  Although there are so many complex factors affecting mental healthcare in Canada, Julia thinks increasing access to counselling would have a huge impact on outcomes.

A motto that Julia stands by is “Accept what you can't change, change what you can't accept."