In March 2017, a first-year student died by suicide at the University of Waterloo. I wanted to listen to stories of university students and their personal struggles with mental health. These are their stories.  Find the rest of this photo essay at Broadview…

Nick O.: University of Waterloo, psychology, first year
Depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation
“At times, we may be fragile but that is not to say we are fragile all the time. There are times we may feel broken, but we are not broken. There are times where we feel like nobody cares about us, we need to feel either cared for or validated. We are not a project but at the same time we are not a small child that you must hide from the horrors of the world. Treat us like a person who needs help.” (March 2017)

Image by Hannah Yoon