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Student advocates for mental health, social justice: 'Recognize what other people go through'

In high school, Wisdom Ibikunle said she often felt lonely as one of the few Black students in her classes, and she was reluctant to speak up about sensitive issues. At Indiana University, though, she has found her voice, acted on her passions and engaged in efforts to advocate for underrepresented students and destigmatize mental illness.

Ibikunle, a junior majoring in chemistry and sociology, serves on the College of Arts and Sciences’ Diversity and Inclusion Advisory and Action Committee and is co-president of U Bring Change to Mind, a group that works to destigmatize mental illness on campus.