Miss Universe Belgium Voice for Change 2023

Join Miss Universe Belgium, Emilie Vansteenkiste, on a transformative quest as she unveils a global movement to break down mental health barriers, fostering hope and resilience for all.

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Explore Emilie Vansteenkiste's powerful journey as the 72nd Miss Universe Belgium in the Voice for Change contest on CI Talks. Addressing mental health barriers, she shares her vision for global workshops, campaigns, and online support to destigmatize seeking help and make counseling accessible for all.


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Unlocking Mental Well-being: A Voice for Change with Emilie Vansteenkiste | CI Talks

Join Emilie Vansteenkiste, the 72nd Miss Universe Belgium delegate, on a heartfelt journey advocating for a critical cause close to her heart in the 72nd Miss Universe Voice for Change contest presented by Mouawad and CI Talks. In this impactful video, Emilie sheds light on the pressing issue of psychological counseling access for everyone, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health & Well-being.

Creating Positive Impact: Breaking Barriers to Mental Health Care

Emilie's Personal Journey:

Three years ago, Emilie's life took an unexpected turn when her mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In the face of such adversity, they found solace in psychological counseling, an invaluable support that was covered by insurance. This poignant experience ignited Emilie's passion to address the stark reality that not everyone enjoys such privileges.

Breaking Down Barriers: The Challenges in Mental Health Access

Emilie highlights the five major challenges in the mental health care landscape:

  1. Long Waiting Lines: The agonizing wait for psychological support.
  2. High Prices: The financial barrier preventing many from seeking help.
  3. Affordability: A luxury that remains out of reach for too many.
  4. Social Security System: Gaps in coverage and the exclusion of psychologists.
  5. Stigma and Fear: The pervasive fear of judgment hindering open conversations about mental health.

Emilie's Vision: A Global Movement for Mental Wellness

Smile Train Inspired:

Drawing inspiration from Smile Train's transformative work in Cambodia, Emilie aspires to establish a global organization dedicated to providing psychological assistance.

Life Coaching Workshops:

Emilie envisions organizing workshops led by professionals, offering life coaching on the positive impact of seeking help.

Campaigns for Change:

Through impactful campaigns, Emilie aims to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health, emphasizing the importance of open dialogue.

Online Support Sessions:

Recognizing the need for anonymity, Emilie plans to initiate online sessions to provide a safe space for individuals seeking help.

Discussion Groups:

Emilie dreams of fostering a sense of community through discussion groups, where people can share their experiences and find solace.

Be the Change: Join Emilie's Movement for Mental Well-being

Emilie Vansteenkiste is on a mission to redefine mental health care globally. Join her in this compelling journey on CI Talks as she advocates for accessible, affordable, and stigma-free psychological counseling. Let's break down the barriers and build a world where seeking help is not just a choice but a celebrated step towards well-being.

Watch the video now and be part of the change we all need. Together, let's make mental health care accessible for everyone, everywhere.