Student remembered as advocate for mental health

Kristin Legault Donkers, master’s student of social work who died March 11, is recalled as a strong advocate for mental health and systemic change, said Robin Wright, director of the School of Social Work.

“Students remembered her courage and her drive; some called her a warrior,” Dr. Wright said.

“Kristen championed for herself and others who experience mental health challenges, winning awards and writing a series of children’s books dealing with mental health issues.”

She extended sympathy to Legault Donkers’s family and friends and alerted those struggling with this loss to available supports.

Campus flags will be lowered Monday, April 4, in Legault Donkers’s memory. Her family plans a celebration of her life at a later date and has asked for memorial donations in her name to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.

Find more details in her obituary.