Gelella Nebiyu

University of Denver - 2022



Creating awareness of mental health-related issues as well as suicide awareness in the African community.

Project: Creating awareness of mental health-related issues as well as suicide awareness in the African community.

 

Inspiration: After having lost a friend and member of my community to suicide, I realized that the entire situation seemed almost foreign to a number of my friends and family. I want to create awareness within the African community of the reality and the seriousness of mental health as well as the services available that aid in preventing suicide.

 

Future Plans for Project: I would like to see more African communities open to conversation about mental health and utilizing the services provided that address it.