TEDxAarhus 2019 speaker: Cecilie Mai Sommer

Cecilie Mai Sommer suffers from OCD, anxiety and Borderline personality disorder, and has been seeing 12 different psychologists. Currently, she is on sick leave from her bachelor studies at Multiplatform Storytelling and Production.

“I’ve been mentally ill for as long as I remember. Besides struggling my own battles due to my mental illnesses, I’ve had to struggle with people’s prejudice about mental illness as well. One of the things I’ve learned along the way is that I can change people’s opinions by explaining and being open about my disorders.”

Watch Cecilie’s talk, titled “How our prejudices can hold us back”.