Who we are

Stronger than Stigma (STS) is a student-run program with chapters at McGill University and Concordia University, created to address the barriers experienced by university students with mental health issues.  Founded in February 2016, STS was designed to promote mental health on campus by:

(1) increasing mental health literacy and knowledge amongst the student body,

(2) fighting and decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness,

(3) promoting wellness and self-care on campus.


STS achieves these goals through a variety of programming services which include mental health weeks, speaker series, mental health workshops, and social media campaigns aimed at decreasing stigma led through Facebook and Instagram. With the increased demand for mental health resources by students, student-led mental health initiatives like STS play a large role in student well-being.