I studied at the Maastricht University (the Netherlands), at the Dalhousie University (Canada) and at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Austria). From 2017 to 2019, I continued gaining scientific knowledge at the ESPRIT C4 and B1 Multi-Center study, which aims at the evaluation and investigation of novel psychotherapy manuals for schizophrenia and high-risk patients. During this time, I also worked on my qualification as a cognitive behavioral therapist. In January 2019, I started working as a research fellow and PhD student in the work group of Dr. Frauke Schultze-Lutter at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Heinrich-Heine University / LVR clinic in Düsseldorf. In doing so, I'm involved in a longitudinal project of the early detection of psychosis conducted in the FETZ and, in January 2019, have become a visiting scholar in Dr. Joseph Kambeitz Lab at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of Cologne. My doctoral thesis is on the impact of mental health literacy and stigmatization on help-seeking behavior.