As Director of Expansion for Project Let's Erase the Stigma (LETS), Molly Hawes works to bring peer support services to colleges across the country. Project LETS's Peer Mental Health Advocate program trains students with mental illness to help other students who are struggling; the Advocates form long-term, one-on-one partnerships with their peers, help them access necessary resources, and work to deconstruct internalized stigma. Molly was instrumental in the development of the pilot PMHA program at Brown University. She also worked as a Peer Mental Health Advocate for two years, facilitated mental health policy reform on campus, and helped organize the Second Annual Ivy League Mental Health Conference. Her contributions to the MCF Young Adult Council will not only be informed by this work, but also by her lived experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and depression.
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