Mental health advocate Zachery Dereniowski will address students of the Odette School of Business in an online session Monday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 a.m.
He will share his personal story and discuss mental health awareness, wellness tools of action, and tips on how to be a better, happier, and healthier student. Attendees will also participate in a question-and-answer session.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dereniowski, a Sydney-based mental health activist, found himself at a personal breaking point. With the hope of giving people a voice and the confidence that they are not alone in their struggles, he started sharing mental health content on TikTok as @mdmotivator.
TikTok provided a platform to bring together a global community, and Dereniowski formed the Mental Health Movement, seeking to normalize conversations around mental health and well-being. Today, he has more than 5.3 million followers on TikTok and continues to spread his message worldwide.
Odette School of Business students are invited to register in advance for this session through mySuccess.