"Becoming educated is the first step to getting better." - Bipolar 101
Anja Burcak is a writer with a passion for mental health advocacy. Her essays and articles have been featured on her personal mental health blog and sites such as The Mighty, BP Magazine, and Yahoo. She has created various types of content to educate the public about stigma and mental illness, including vlogs, podcast episodes, and social media campaign posts.
Being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder during college has given her insight into the struggles many college students battling mental health conditions face. At UNC, Anja became involved in Rethink, a campus organization committed to changing the way we think and talk about mental illnesses in our community. As a social media manager for The Support Network, she hopes to create content that connects to students and helps to normalize the conversations around mental health and well-being.
Anja wishes to create more open, honest conversations about mental health, fighting stigma one conversation at a time. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Biology and a BS in Psychology. Anja currently is involved in victim advocacy and suicide prevention research. She loves to share books and resources related to mental health and psychology!