aliciaramundoAlicia Raimundo has been described as a “mental health superhero”, battling serious bouts of anxiety, depression and a suicide attempt since the age of 13. More recently, she used her move to the University of Waterloo as a catalyst to seek help, and eventually, to help others living with mental health issues. Since then, she has, given a TEDxTalk,  was named one of 2012 “faces of mental illness”, spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative and recently returned from speaking at the UN’s international youth day. Most recently. she published red carnation, a book on suicide prevention  that will be used in grade 8 classrooms across Canada.