Episode 43: A Psychology Major Fights the Stigma of Mental Illness in Kuwait

“The major repercussion of hiding their illness is that they end up not getting treatment.”

Alaa Alhomaizi

Northeastern University

In this episode, we hear from Alaa Alhomaizi (right), a senior at Northeastern University. With her twin sister, Dalal, Ms. Alhomaizi started a project called Standing for Psy­cho­log­ical Edu­ca­tion and Aware­ness in Kuwait, or SPEAK, to combat misunderstandings about mental illness in their home country.

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Photo: Moonlight Studios  Music: Theme by John Gravois

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