Lerner Undergraduate Research Affiliate Ashley Van Slyke forms a club to decrease stigma and increase education about mental illness

Ashley VanSlyke, a junior nursing major at University of Pittsburgh and a summer research affiliate with the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion co-formed the Oakland Outreach club in Pittsburg in Fall 2019. The club is geared towards learning and helping under-served populations in the Oakland-Pittsburg area The majority of their volunteering is focused on people with substance use and/or mental health diagnoses. Read more about Ashley and the club in this Pitt News article.