Psychological First Aid

Junior Lizzie Wilson found the perfect fit for her love of undergraduate research and service in a Carolina organization that disseminates online mental health resources vetted by experts to the people who most need help.

Through the student club and nonprofit Helping Give Away Psychological Science, 50 students, including Wilson, have produced 500 pages of content — most of it available via the open-access platform Wikiversity. The content has accumulated 60.4 million page views in just 2.5 years.  

“I feel like I’m making an impact that’s more than local; it’s really global. I’ve come to realize that there’s no other club that I could have joined where I could do more,” said Wilson, a psychology and biology major also pursuing a chemistry minor. “Real people are accessing the information and getting help from the content we are producing.”

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