Center for Public Service
Sarah Van De Weert ’16 has been fearlessly striving to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health disorders. As the current president of Active Minds, Secretary of APO, and a member of the Honor Commission Sarah works toward a more inclusive campus community, especially for those suffering from mental illnesses. Sarah also conducts research for Dr. Berenson and works for a non-profit called Libero Network. Sarah’s participation in Active Minds on campus focuses on spreading awareness of mental illnesses and reducing the stigmas surrounding them, along with advocating for Gettysburg College to be a safe and open environment for discussions about such topics. With her resilience, courage, and compassion, Sarah hopes to enable greater visibility of the need for mental health education and resources on campus, along with creating a space where those who are in recovery can thrive. [excerpt]
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Bassler, Christina L., "Fearless Friday: Sarah Van De Weert" (2015). SURGE. 228.