Growing up, health class was always my favorite class, especially when the topic of mental health was discussed. I was in middle school when the importance of mental health was being discussed not only in school, but in the media as well. These discussions drew my interest in psychology and mental health. I started reading more about psychology and exploring more about the subject. I was fascinated with the information I learned about psychology. I knew that I wanted to study psychology before entering high school. I was also extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful AP Psychology teacher in high school. I learned so much from her and her class encouraged me to continue with my decision to pursue psychology as a major in college.