Mental Health: A Symphony of Microaggressions and Misinformation | Rion Levy | [email protected]

Rion Levy uses his experience with mental health to bring awareness to some of the real issues regarding mental health and the way it is viewed. Rion’s talk explores the toxic effect of microaggressions and misinformation in our youth in particular, and the importance of changes the attitudes towards mental health to make our society a safer and more accepting place for any who suffer from mental illness. Rion Levy is a Grade 11 student at KCVI. In school he is involved in DECA and Model UN, Link, and is a student of the IB diploma programme. Outside of school Rion is involved in photography and engages in miscellaneous volunteering opportunities. Rion is passionate about building a society where citizens are all familiar with minorities and respects others despite of difference. Rion chose to present his talk to step out of his comfort zone and push himself to grow, as well as in hopes to use his experience to hopefully change mindsets and make the world a more accepting and respectful place for all. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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