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Hello Public Health enthusiasts!

The Public Health Pillar is embarking upon a project and we need your help!

What we want to do:

We want to make a video that shows medical students from all over Europe talking about and sharing mental health issues they might have or had in the past. The video would be posted on facebook and the emsa webpage.

Why?

Mental health among medical students is extremely important. Medical professionals are among the most susceptible to mental health issues and a lot of these problems start in university. However, most students probably don’t even realize they need help or they are scared of admitting it. The goal of this video would be to show them that they are not alone and that admitting that there might be a problem is nothing to be ashamed of.

What can you do?
We are looking for volunteers to take part in the video. We imagine each person would record 2-3 min of themselves telling their story. If you would like to share your story with other people, then get in touch with us at: phealth@emsa-europe.eu. Deadline is 5th of March to send us your video.
Please see the example email below.
`To: phealth@emsa-europe.eu
Subject: Mental health – short stories
Hello, my name is [first, last name]. I would like to take part in this project. I am a [current year of studies] year medical student from [name of university], [country].`

We want to stress, that this project is strictly VOLUNTARY. This means that even if you send us your video at first, you can always say that you don’t want us to publish it before or after the fact. Basically, you can exit the project AT ANY TIME.

We know this is a very hard topic and not everyone is comfortable sharing something so personal. However, we believe that the best way to fight mental health problems among medical students is to bring them into the light and discuss them openly. Only then will we be able to be less afraid of our own and other people’s problems and only then will we be able to get help for ourselves and for the people around us.

Sincerely,
The Public Health Pillar Team

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