Quadcast: College Junior and Mental Health Advocate Sam Gerry on Student Suicidality
This episode of the Quadcast marks the end of our student advocacy series co-hosted by MCI and Carson Domey, a first-year student at the University of Texas at Austin and longtime youth mental health advocate. Domey talks with Sam Gerry, a junior at Bates College who has spent the last several years channeling his own trials with depression and suicidality into a range of mental health initiatives.
The founder of a charity kickball tournament supporting suicide prevention called Kick it for a Cause, Inc., Gerry has also assisted research into the impact of teen social media use and sleep habits on suicidality; how multilingual people navigate the mental health system; and the sources of stress for high schoolers in Maine. On the Quadcast, he shares how these personal and professional experiences with mental health have informed his belief in the need for preventative care on college campuses.