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COMMUNITY.

STORYTELLING.

GROWTH.

Our mission is to help students overcome psychological barriers to succeed in higher education through a collection of stories and educational content.

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MENTAL HEALTH

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

Mental health is not a bad thing just like physical health is not a bad thing. Mental Health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing. Unfortunately, many of us were never taught how to care for our mental health growing up due to either stigma, lack of resources, or just being unaware.

Everything from stress before a presentation, jealousy in a relationship, or the anxiety of feeling out of place plays a part in our mental health. Luckily, with the proper coping skills, we can reduce its effects and improve our performance at school or work, we can improve our relationships with others, and our overall wellbeing! That’s why we’re here!

COMMUNITY

However, we know that seeing an on-campus counselor/psychologist isn’t always an option for students. Every student deserves support, but they shouldn’t be forced to use one type of resource to feel understood and receive help.

Thankfully there are students and alumni at every university who have been through similar experiences, understand each other’s experiences, and are willing to share their stories. By bringing them together on Mentor, we are creating a community of people focused on uplifting one another through empathy and guidance.

A SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR EVERY STUDENT

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STORYTELLING

GROWING FROM ADVERSITY

So how exactly do we support one another on Mentor? Through storytelling! Our goal is to provide every student with culturally relevant stories around mental health they can relate to and learn from rather than provide a one-size fits all resource. We hope that through these stories of adversity and growth, students feel hopeful and inspired, knowing that someone who has been in their shoes has faced similar challenges and overcame them.

GROWTH

INTRODUCING MENTAL HEALTH

In additional to feeling inspired, we also want to introduce you to healthy ways to manager your mental health. As former psychology students ourselves, we noticed a lot of our friends could benefit from the material we were learning. That is why we’ve also created educational modules to introduce students to mental health education.  

Our goal is to teach students why they feel the way they feel, empower them with a new sense of control over their emotions, and inspire them to take proactive action to improve their mental health by giving them the behavioral exercises to do so.

START READING

We can't wait to share the amazing stories our community has shared with you all, while we fiinish the app, here are some stories you can start reading now!

If I could have learned one piece of information from the moment I stepped on campus, it would have been to find my student services offices. As a queer brown first-generation student, it was difficult for me to...

FINDING YOUR

HOME ON CAMPUS

We all are faced by pressures whether they are from our parents, society, or ourselves. For me, it’s all of the above. As a first-generation U.S. American my whole life has been about fulfilling the image of the perfect citizen that is not only... 

MANAGING FIRST-GEN EXPECTATIONS

FIRST-GEN JOURNEY: FIRST TO START LAST TO FINISH

On December 1st, 2014, an email changed my life. I only read the first 3 words: “Dear Josh, congratulations…” I had just received a full scholarship to the University of Virginia (UVA). To me, this scholarship was my... 

MENTAL HEALTH

Introducing the mentor coping skills toolkit

OUR TEAM

JOSE GARCIA
Founder, CEO
CHRIS REYNOSO
Director of Community Relations

Why We're Great >

ANDY BALLARD
Lead Developer

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

Somewhere there is a student who is currently going through a challenge very similar to the one you have already overcome. Your story can help inspire and empower them through this difficult time. We'd love to hear your story and share it with the mentor community!