Lauren Gerber

Lauren Gerber

Contributing Writer

Education

University of South Africa

Highlights

Nobody is a mental illness label and then a person—you are a person who HAPPENS to have a mental illness.

— Lauren Gerber

Experience

Studying psychology and experiencing her own mental health challenges have taught Lauren the importance of having the correct mental health professionals on one's side. Fighting the stigma of mental illness and acknowledging it as an illness, just like a physical one, is something that she strives for each and every day.

Education

Lauren received her degree in Psychology from The University of South Africa (UNISA).

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