Michelle DiMuria wants to help break the stigma surrounding mental health. Nearly 64 percent of college freshman and sophomores experience anxiety and depression. Many students do not seek help for these issues.
Stigma-Free Mental Health
For nearly three years, DiMuria has worked passionately to create awareness and opportunities for college students who may be struggling with mental health concerns.
As a mental health advocate and a sexual assault survivor, DiMuria is fervent in her passion to help college communities. DiMuria attended and graduated from Phoenix College twice; while first a student at PC, she helped out with the College’s United Way Campaign. After graduating from Phoenix College in 2011 (to gain her associate degree in forensic technology), DiMuria went on to complete her bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University (ASU).
While attending ASU-West, she created a “Mental Health Awareness Week”. In October 2017, she designed and hosted a “Pave the Way” Mental Health Summit with 50 organizations and an attendance of 700 students. The summit addressed issues such as suicide, eating disorders, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.