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Stéphanie Langheit is tackling inclusivity in French and English.
Stéphanie Langheit is tackling inclusivity in French and English.

Stéphanie Langheit is tackling inclusivity in French and English.

She's working to burst the bubble. 
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Stéphanie Langheit is tackling inclusivity in French and English.
I am a white, middle class woman with no history of mental illness in my family. This is my community. We have privileges that help us go through life more smoothly. But we can't forget that not all people around us have these privileges and that they might meet more difficulties affecting their mental health. Not knowing all the factors that can stress someone’s mental health, we assume that someone with a mental illness or having trouble with their mental health is weak and can’t deal with regular life events. That pushes us to isolate the people who struggle and gives us the idea that we always have to be strong and look 100% happy.
 
But this simply isn’t true.
 
When I joined Jack.org I learned a lot about mental health and intersectionality.  It made me realize that we can be stuck in our bubble of comfort and forget that we can work to make our society more inclusive. Since then, I pass a lot of my time spreading information, educating the people around me on ways to talk and react to be more inclusive, how to keep an eye on their own mental health and the ones of others. It can be by small informal conversations or bigger events. For example, my friends came to one of my Chapter events where we talked about how to take care of ourselves and others, and what it meant for them. I try to talk about Jack.org to members of my family who work in schools to encourage them to do activities with their students on the subject. To this day, I see changes in my life, I'm open more to the people around me. Mostly, I see it in the people around me being more sensitive to their mental health and the possible causes of stress in our society.