Stella Chan: soothing young minds through the power of art

Elsevier, The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Volume 7, November 2023
Ranscombe P.

Stella Chan's interest in psychology began when she went through a tough time as a teenager. “Everything just felt really difficult—I cried without a reason, and everything felt dim and dark,” she remembers. “Looking back, I probably was depressed, but I didn't have the knowledge to know what was wrong.” The experience gave her a sense of direction. “I wanted to learn more about psychology and how feelings work,” she explains. “I hoped I could do something constructive about mental health.”