Fatimata Cham.

Hello! My name is Fatimata Cham. I’m currently a sophomore at Lafayette College, double majoring in women and gender studies and government and law. I’m an activist, poet and organizer, and a lot of the work I do revolves around environmental injustice, gender equity and educational equality. So I partner with organizations such as Girl Up that does work to advocate for girls around the globe for quality education. I also work with not my generation as a regional coordinator for the Northeast region to help build coalitions to fight against gun violence. And I also use my approach to spread awareness about different issues going on around the globe.

Juliana Dawdy.

Hi! My name is Juliana Dawdy, and I’m the founder of Brains in Beauty. I’m a graduating senior and will be attending the University of Virginia in the fall to major in chemistry and business. I’m an outside hitter on my school’s volleyball team, a recent STEM enthusiast, and a Tollhouse Cookie fanatic!

Sneha Pasupula.

Hi! My name is Sneha Pasupula, and I’m a first-year at UNC-Chapel Hill studying political science and journalism. I am the Oversight and Advocacy Chair for the UNC’s Undergraduate Senate, an Internal Policy Coordinator for UNC’s Institute of Politics, and a dancer for Kamikazi Dance Team. I advocate for racial and economic equity and plan on working in Washington, DC as a policy analyst. Furthermore, I am a TikToker (@heyitssneha) who loves to use her platform to express whatever is on her mind, from light-hearted comedy to personal struggles. Despite all this, I’ve struggled with Generalized Anxiety Disorder since middle school. 

Ramaya Thomas.

Ramaya S. Thomas is currently an IB scholar attending Atlanta International School. She is the Co-founder of We Spark Change an organization promoting youth activism. She is involved in working with activism on police brutality, racial injustices, and systematic issues. She is a paid journalist who writes about political issues and world news, while also still being an aspiring lawyer. She is passionate about political issues that concern the Black/African American community and lives by the motto “my voice as my power”.

Annie James.

Hello folks! I am Annie James (she/her), a counseling psychologist and social scientist/researcher residing in Bangalore, India. I am inordinately fond of subject matter in psychology, therapy, philosophy, and literature, all of which I am formally educated in. I have a particular interest in existential-depth psychology, exhibited in my profession and research. I also enjoy spending time with my children (my two cats), analyzing anime, working out, writing poetry, and reading non-fiction. I lead an organic, minimalist, and semi off-grid lifestyle with my family. 

Allene Yue.

Hi! My name is Allene, and I am a 16-year-old social entrepreneur and high-school junior from the Bay Area, California. I’ve founded two organizations, including Empowering Youth in Business, where I am the Co-CEO, and Self-care Support, where I am the executive director! I try to dedicate as much of my time as possible to giving back to my community, whether it’s through entrepreneurship, education, community service, or advocacy. I also serve on the leadership board of several nonprofits including Interns 4-Good and Notelove Inc., but when I’m not volunteering, I love to practice piano and play tennis on my school’s varsity team.

Krisha Khandelwal.

Hi! I’m Krisha Khandelwal, and I’m currently a freshman in high school. I am an International
Chess Player, and an Indian Classical Singer. I’m the founder and executive director of Let’s
Defeat Bullying, an international non-profit that aims to educate and spread awareness
against bullying and encourages children to seek help. In my free time, I love volunteering
with children, reading fiction, writing book reviews for my blog, and articles for other
organizations.

Ryan.

Hello everyone & pleasure to meet you. My name is Ryan Luyk. I was born in Oakville, grew up in Burlington and now reside in Hamilton, Ontario. I will be turning 43 this May and have never been happier or more content in my entire life.  I have major depressive, generalized anxiety & substance use disorder

Caroline Wolff.

Hi, my name is Caroline and I’m a sophomore in college, studying Communications, Creative Writing, and Linguistics. As a Communications major, I do a lot of work in publishing, and I also experiment with podcasting, filmmaking, social media management, and web design. I’m from Texas. My biggest passion is creative writing; I write poetry and fiction on a daily basis and hope to be an author in the future (I’m currently working on my first novel). I also love to read, sing, dance, draw, and spend lots of time with my cat, Hayes, who is one of my best friends in the whole world! I’m also a huge Arianator and a big fan of the TV show, Glee. I love what you guys do at Revive and I’m so excited for this opportunity!!

Brianne.

Hey, I’m Bri! I’m 16 years old and I’m from NYC. I’m a musician who’s extremely passionate about production. In my spare time, I play the piano, make beats, and compose. 

Meg.

My name is Meg and I’m a mental health blogger, writer and podcaster. My blog ‘Living My Best Life: Meg Undressed’ is a personal blog about my own experiences with mental health, alcoholism, sobriety and causes I care deeply about. My blog is read in over 38 countries, and my podcast ‘Taking It All Off’ is currently in production and is launching at the end of February. The podcast interviews a different guest each week, with a focus on a stripped back, honest discussion around their experience with mental health. Series 1 interviews a Psychiatrist, an Actor, an Activist and an Artist. My past is very much steeped in the creative world, having worked as an actor and playwright during my 20s. Throughout my life I have had mental health battles, through depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse. I have diagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety and ADHD. My aim is to break the stigma around mental health, talking openly about the trials and tribulations of our minds. I also believe in forward thinking action. Talking is a fantastic starting point, and I truly believe we build from there to create change for the better. I’m an Aries with Leo rising. I enjoy bird watching, meditation, long baths, reading, and yoga.

Britney Bui.

Hi, my name is Britney Bui and I am a first-year undergrad student at Penn State from Alexandria, Virginia. With my experience in graphic designing, I am currently working with several organizations to create authentic and informative content that advocates and brings awareness to challenges faced by our society. I am most likely known for my graphic design work at SHEDIDTHAT! and Zenerations, and am currently working with my colleagues to bring rise to an up and coming organization that pushes for ocean conservation efforts, Ocean Location.

Anh Nguyen.

Hello! My name is Anh Nguyen, and I am a 16 year old, second generation Vietnamese-American based in Houston, Texas. I am a people person; that is, I find joy in connecting with people, telling their stories, and advocating for them. Outside of my leadership roles and activism & storytelling, you can find me having second lead syndrome over a multitude of kdramas, being active on k-pop stan twitter, curating Instagram feeds for a friend’s band, or even curling up with a good book. 

Anna Everts.

Hi! I’m Anna. I’m 24 and I’m from the Netherlands. I’m non-binary (they/them), autistic, an ADHDer and I have a long history of mental illness. I’m a freelance copywriter and comic writer. 

Mae.

Hi there! My name is Mae and I’m the founder of Let’s Break the Shame, a mental health charity that tries to break the stigma around mental health struggles by means of stories, events, coaching sessions, workshops, videos, and more. I’ve set it up almost 2 years ago after being silent about my struggles with depression, anxiety, and eating for about 6 years. LBTS has grown over the past few years and I’m so happy to help a lot of other people, together with our team.

Karina Kejriwal.

Hi, I am Karina Kejriwal, a sophomore located in Seattle, Washington. I like to think of myself as an outgoing, friendly, and loving personality. A large portion of my life is devoted towards karate – I got the privilege of receiving my black belt a couple years ago! Additionally, I take large importance in standing up for what I believe in, pursuing studies, and spending time with loved ones! Lastly, a big part of my life is Cura Project, a non-profit organization I co-founded with my closest friends. We strive to bring awareness to different health issues via fundraising events, a tutoring program, podcast, and educating! Check us out, we have an opportunity for everyone – curaproject.org!

Cassie.

Hi, I’m Cassie and I’m from Manchester, England. I’m a big Harry Potter and Disney fan and like going to the theatre and going on holiday. I’m currently 3.5 years in remission from Breast Cancer and a fun fact about me is that Cancer Research UK shared one of my posts which was their biggest performing post of 2017 meaning it had the most, comments, shares, likes and engagement of anything else they shared that year, something that I’m super proud of.

Emily Houston.

My name is Emily Houston, I’m 16 years old, and I’m from Texas! I have a genetic condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa, which causes my skin to be extremely fragile, making wounds and scars very easily. Because of this, I’ve gone through a lot of mental journeys as well.

Chamaya.

Hi! My name is Chamaya and I am a multi-hyphenate artist who is passionate about anti-oppressive wellness practices, equitable education, and all things creative. I’m also black, autistic, and a Christian. My favorite color is mint green, I love slow mornings, and I’ve never broken a bone.

Nick Kimble.

Nicholas Kimble motivates and rallies others to make a positive, peaceful, and purposeful change in our society. Nicholas was a victim of several violent attacks by his non-African American classmates, which resulted in several visits to his pediatrician. Despite being bullied in middle school, Nicholas entered high school with the courage to motivate his classmates to be positive and peaceful people. Nicholas Kimble encourages his classmates to become young civic scholars. As an executive member of Civic Wave and Edison Civic Change Collective, Nicholas educates students on American historical events such as voting rights, gender inequality, and racial discrimination.

Galicia Gordon.

Hi, my name is Galicia Gordon and I am the Founder of Leading Learners, a global platform with a mission of supporting students through free and accessible resources. Through the Leading Learners platform, we have reached 100,000 individuals with completely free, updated, and accessible resources across the globe. I was inspired to start Leading Learners en route to achieve educational equity and actively cultivate a community of underprivileged minorities, diverse socioeconomic statuses, and students from isolated communities.

Terry.

Hi I’m Terry, founder of Don’t Man Up, I also host the Don’t Man Up podcast and run the social media pages, we are available to talk and help sufferers with mental health and we are on a mission to de-stigmatise and raise awareness around mental health. We regularly post to social media and have got massive plans to raise money for mental health sufferers. I’ll tell you from the start that I’m not a qualified counsellor or any kind of professional education in the matter, the thing I have got is personal experience and I know how low you can get, I nearly ended my life twice, and battled with depression and anxiety, costing me my marriage, nearly costing me to see my 2 little girls but most of it nearly cost me my life. So here I am using techniques and structures that help me control my mental health and I’m passing this on to and working with mental health sufferers to control it. 

Ektha Bhardwaj.

Hi! My name is Ektha and I’m the founder of Project Positivity. I am a sophomore in high school. I am extremely passionate about mental health and overall being the best version of yourself.  

Risha Chaurasia.

I am a teen author and blogger from Indore, India. I am 13, and currently have two titles to my name, TRUCE and Tales of Twinkling Tweens. I have a crazy love and passion for literature and the English language and am also a literary enthusiast. My hobbies include reading, writing, swimming and hanging out with my friends. 

Skyler Basco.

My name is Skyler Basco, a high school senior from Merrick, New York with an enthusiasm for merging design, entrepreneurship, and technology to build communities!

Hannah Davies.

My name is Hannah Davies, my pronouns are she/her and I am 20 years old. I currently study psychology at Northumbria University. I set up my sexual health/feminist blog about 18 months ago and since then I’ve released my own merch, filmed for BBC 3, and built up an audience which I am proud of. Within my university I am a wellbeing advocate and president of the Hospital Arts Society and our Sexpression branch. I also believe in the importance of body confidence and mental well-being.

Trisha Beher.

Hi! My name is Trisha Beher, and I’m a 17-year-old artivist, musician, and writer based in Washington. I utilize creative expression to uplift others and support communities. Through my nonprofit organization, the Art Shine Foundation, I’ve been able to bring youth artists together from around the world through art and leverage our talents to incite social change in the community.

Aesnur Karani.

Hi, my name is Aesnur Karani and I am 16 years old. I am a third culture kid meaning I am an Indian who lives in Kinshasa, DRC and a student doing the International Baccalaureate at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa in Kenya. I am an executive in an organization called For the Menstruator- FTM  that works in collaboration with Tunaweza Women with Disabilities produces and distributes sanitary packages that are reusable, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and embarrassment free. These packages are 100% biodegradable, cost between $5 to $8 and last for up to 3 years, and the best part is that it does not even look like an ideal sanitary napkin due to the materials used. AASW also applies a unique sustainable and exponential approach to help not only equip themselves but also their communities. I am the regional ambassador for The One Smile Effect- an organization that spreads mental health awareness and education around the world, creates a space for teens to have a stigma-free place to discuss mental health, and provides free and accessible mental health resources. And lastly I am the outreach executive for an organization called Supporting Smiles which is also based on mental health. 

Alya Prasad.

I’m studying a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education at the University of Hong Kong. I enjoy different forms of art, especially drama and dance. 

Farzeen Rashid.

Hi, firstly I’m so honoured to be interviewed by Revive! My name is Farzeen Rashid, I’m currently 16 years old in the 11th grade, turning 17 soon, and I’m Pakistani however I was born and raised in the province of British Columbia located in Canada, I reside in the lower mainland! I’m also a hijabi who despite being the only hijab wearing girl in a class of 300 people, is proud and confident! Some of my passions include mathematics, chemistry, embroidery, crochet, painting, designing, and poetry. In the future, I plan on pursuing a career in civil engineering! I’m an avid writer, I’m currently an editor and poetry writer for Velvet Fields Magazine and ARMONíA Literature Magazine. My written work has been included in over 6 different magazine’s issues and my writing has been published on over 8 different magazine’s websites. Soon, 4 of my poems will also be included in an upcoming poetry anthology! Over the 2020 quarantine, I wrote over 85 poems, this was in the intent to express my bottled up emotions. By utilizing poetry as a positive coping mechanism, I was able to come out of a dark point in my life. 

Priyasha Chakravarti.

My name is Priyasha Chakravarti and I am a senior studying in the Philippines. I am originally from India. My main passions include political awareness, social justice, community service, environment, writing, and music. She is a writer for an environmental youth led organisation called Bye Bye Plastic Bags Philippines and the co-head of research and content for Project Puno. In addition, she is a writer for a youth led news publication called Zenerations. Aside from working for her organisations and stressing over IB/college apps, her hobbies include playing badminton, singing, and Model United Nations. 

Stuti Chakraborty.

My name is Stuti Chakraborty and I am currently completing my undergraduate degree obligation at Christian Medical College, Vellore, which is in the southern part of India. I also am the Co-Founder of a youth-led initiative that aims to raise awareness about the brain sciences, mental health and foster the spirit of research and education in the brain sciences among young minds. I am also a passionate advocate for youth disability. 

Parul Yadav.

My name is Parul Yadav and I am south Asian Indian GEN Z with a growing passion towards Public Relation/Communication as well as Global Development. I am currently in my last semester of undergraduate studies at Delhi University, India. I am pursuing English Literature as well as a minor in Philosophy. Apart from my studies, I am really passionate about women empowerment and entrepreneurship for young Indian women. 

Dr. Namrata Sinai Volvotkar.

Hi, I’m Dr Namrata Sinai Volvotkar Graduated from Goa medical College, Goa,India .I love medicine it is a profession in which people continue to learn and grow ,it’s an honor to be trusted with another humans wellbeing.I am fond of art, music and absolutely love to travel.

Alice.

I’m Alice, I’m 23 and I’m italian. I love to sing and I consider my self very lucky because I can go to university, I have an amazing boyfriend, I have a wonderful family and great friends that always support me in every step of the way. My childhood hasn’t been easy, but the love that my family gave me is unreal, so even though I have never been able to enjoy everyday of my childhood and youth, I’m very lucky for all the beautiful memories that I have.

Riya Patel.

Hi there! My name is Riya Patel. I am an Indian-American high school student from Austin, Texas. I am currently in the International Baccalaureate program, pursuing higher education in medicine. In my free time, I enjoy doing calligraphy, organizing, and writing. Welcome to my interview!

Shriya Naidu.

My name is Shriya Naidu and I work at IIT Gandhinagar, conducting outreach activities that bring cognitive science to the inquisitive and curious students as well as the general public with information important for their well being. I also work with Stimulus as co-founder. Stimulus is an online non-profit led by the youth that works to engage younger students to encourage them in fields of STEM, particularly neuroscience. 

Selin Ozunaldim.

As a 17-year-old gender activist from Istanbul, my journey started two years ago when my 7-year-old brother once told me that I was lucky because I just simply could get married and I didn’t have to work after. 

That was probably the moment when I apprehended I was going to be, I had to be the voice of change. That was the moment when I realized the risk of this mindset created by the society. Such a stereotype that even could, and would, affect little child’s thought structure. I remember promising myself to take action in the morning because, if not me, then who? If not now, then when? and sending an email to UNWomen to become involved in the HeForShe movement later that night.

Cheyenne Miller.

My name is Cheyenne Miller, I’m 27 years old and I’ve battled with anxiety and panic attacks for 5 years. My first panic attack was during my senior year in college and I had no idea that I had anxiety. I honestly thought I was dying the first time it happened. I really struggled to accept that I had anxiety because I knew how debilitating it was for the other women in my life that had it. No one could have prepared me for how different my life would be, how hard it would be, and how much I would have to learn. Through the years I have found acceptance and patience for my mental health. It’s not always easy to live life in this way, but I believe God can use my testimony for good.

Path to Sobriety.

Hi there, My name is C (alias). I grew up in a small town on the East Coast of Canada. I have recently started blogging about the many struggles I have had with anxiety and alcohol abuse. Although there are many positive aspects of my life, my struggle with anxiety has definitely made me more vulnerable to addiction. In July, I finally quit drinking but my struggles with anxiety languished. I have suffered from crippling anxiety including intense panic attacks all while trying to remain sober.

   

I have become very passionate about sharing my story and learning about others while I learn to cope with my day-to-day anxiety.  I believe that supporting each other is a great way to recover.

Shriem Agarwal.

Hello, this i shriem agarwal a young 17 year old girl from kolkata india. Currently suddenly in class 12. I m a blogger, content creator, baker, cooking enthusiast, nutrition and dietplanning consultant, author. I am also into product,lifestyle and food styling. I love to try out new things and work hard for my dream. I love dancing, art, creating things, cooking and baking. 

Ashley Raju.

Namaskaram, I’m Ashley, a second-generation Fiji-Indian woman born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand. I love all things art and creativity is the foundation of my practice, including research! Dance and music have been strategies of resilience I’ve used throughout my entire life and they are such powerful practices of recharging for me. Currently, I use the creative arts and Ancient Indian arts in my work with storytellers and my own personal life. 

Hélène Daval.

Hi! My name’s Hélène, and I am an 18 years-old psychology student in Brussels. I spent 6 months in a mental health facility & after discovering different traumas, experiencing severe attacks and understanding better how I function, I realized social medias & society in general are really silent about everything that has to do with mental health and a lot of people are not aware of the various illnesses and have no idea how to spot one of help someone who’s suffering. The different stereotypes around mental health conditions also made me crazy so I decided to openly talk about my journey & do my best to help anyone who’s struggling. Sorry, that was a long presentation ahah, but beside this, I love animals, I love reading, meditating, writing & something I don’t like doing is cooking. 

Norma Díaz.

My name is Norma Ivonne Moreno Díaz, but I prefer Norma Díaz, I was born on May 6, 2003 in
Mexico City, and I am a person who tries to do better every day, since I was a child, life put me very
difficult tests, my Dad abandoned me when I was 4 years old, and I stayed to live with my
grandparents, from there my grandfather became my dad, he took care of me, and raised me. When I was 6 years old, on November 2, 2009 my grandfather died of a heart attack, and my mother had
cancer, 17 days after the death of my grandfather, my mother died. I stayed to live with my
grandmother, who raised me, she taught me thousands of things in life, educated me, etc. In
elementary school, I suffered bullying, and although I had a hard time going to school sometimes, I
always did my best, had good grades, tried hard and tried to take the best of negative comments,
and although I was not mature to take it from the Better way, I always had the support of my
family, teachers and friends.

Aaliya Mithaiwala.

Hey, my name is Aaliya Mithaiwala, i’m a grade 10 student currently writing my final exams for the last semester. I’m someone passionate about social service; this passion has stemmed from a personal loss a while back owing to which Aaliya’s aid was born. Apart from this my key area of interests would be political sciences, history & current affairs.

Manseerat Kaur Bachhal.

My name is Manseerat . I am an individual whose super excited about volunteering, doing internships, applying for all these different courses stuff  , basically anything except for the subjects we learn at school 😉 And i guess a major reason for this is that i thought that is something that only the white kids could do well that was until i found about student led organisations and at this point i am working for 5 different organisations all in different fields , am in the outreach team of @beyond_.the._page and @stem4girls , a graphic designer at @youthopean , a researcher in @projectclap and an ambassador of @teenhealth101  ; its amazing besides all this i ve enrolled in a course in mordern art because i really like to paint , to make miniatures , i ve even started an online website where i sell all these miniatures called Despire which is something i conjured up with Desperate and Aspire so it means despirate to fulfill my aspirations. These days i am doing my best to advocate for the rights of the farmers who are protesting in this chilly winter on the streets of Delhi and a few days back i have even started my own non profit organization  @despire.balloons which is about raising the voices of teens

Kalani Dunn.

Hi! My name is Kalani Dunn, I’m 17 years old, and I’m from the Bay Area. I started my own virtual magazine back in Spring 2020, and since then I’ve been committed to creating impactful and inclusive content for Gen-Z creatives, artists, activists, students, and more. I love reading and writing, connecting with other creatives and changemakers, and scrolling through social media (don’t we all LOL?). 

Victoria Nguyen.

My name is Victoria Nguyen! Currently, I am a junior from Southern California. Some of my interests include binge watching K-dramas/Netflix shows, listening to music, and taking online quizzes. I am so grateful for this opportunity to answer these interesting questions!

Sophie Vu.

Interviewed by Jada Atchu-Yudom Do you think people get over a mental illness without medication? I don’t believe curing one’s mental illness needs to be directly attached to taking medication.  I think mental illness is different for everybody and there is no set “formula” that can be applied to every person perfectly to help them.  […]

Aria Sline.

Hi there! My name is Aria Sline and I am an intersectional feminist, activist, and senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. I am the creator, editor, producer, website manager, and co-host of the (f)embolden Podcast as well as the co-founder & mentor of the (f)embolden Mentorship Program. I can also be seen on the T.S.O. Teens Speak Out Live Talk Show as the teen host and more recently, I became a featured writer for GenZHER. At school, I am the President of my school’s top choral ensemble, the Viking Choir and the Cultural Advocate Officer for the National Honor Society.

Adelaide Ng.

Hi, I’m Adelaide! I’m from Hong Kong and I am currently 15. I would describe myself as a compassionate and diligent individual who enjoys all creative activities. Growing up, I have always been passionate about music, specifically singing, and I recently became really invested in psychology. Aside from the aforementioned, I also enjoy writing and playing netball. Furthermore, I am a strong mental health advocate as I believe that it is such a significant aspect of everyone’s lives. I have personally experienced and witnessed the consequential impact that it has on individuals, thus I hope to spread awareness to the best of my ability.

Joshua Jones.

My name is Joshua Jones. My pronouns are (He/Him) and I’m 16 from Louisiana. I’m currently a sophomore at Airline High School and I’m apart of When We All Vote x My School Votes to remind people to get out and vote and make sure they have a voting plan. I’m also apart of People Power Team and I’m apart of the texting team to text people about why should you vote and help them get registered as well.

Jimin Lee.

Hi! My name is Jimin Lee and I am a high school freshman attending an online high school from South Korea. I am the founder of SELFidence, a youth organization devoted to spreading positivity and awareness on self-confidence and mental health. I am interested in neuroscience, psychology, and mental health, and my favorite hobbies are baking, watching movies, and hanging out with friends and family.

Lahin Maknojia.

Do you think people get over a mental illness without medication? Do you think people stabilize a mental illness simply with medication alone? Why might someone with mental illness need to have a routine?  Some people choose to just take meds and no therapy,  do you think it is safe? How can you tell if […]

Vallika Chitkara.

“There should be more acceptance and conversation. You rarely hear about positive relationships between teachers and students, and teachers understanding what their students are going through. There should be more transparency and teachers should spend more time knowing their students so that they can teach better and reach their students easier.”

Amirah.

“it’s caused by the lack of awareness and the humane values to accepting another individual with a mental illness”

Natalia B.

Mental health is a topic that affects the majority of any given population, especially teenagers. In this interview, we will be featuring Natalia B., who is a teen from Canada, and talking about her experience with mental health, the stigma, and so much more! Please introduce and tell us a little about yourself. “Hi! My […]

Abigail Cholewa

Mental health is a topic that affects the majority of any given population, especially teenagers. In this interview, we will be featuring Abigail Cholewa, who is a teen from Delaware, and talking about her experience with quarateen, misconceptions, and so much more! Please introduce and tell us a little about yourself. “Hi, my names Abigail […]

Malachi Norrils

Let’s be real here: school is a major source of mental health threats. Part of the reason why is because it’s often hard for students to juggle both academics and extracurriculars. Which leads us into our interviewee, Malachi Norrils, a 17 year old mental health advocate. In this interview, we will be discussing how Malachi […]

Naomi Porter.

Interviewed via form. 1. Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about what you do. “I am a sophomore in high school from Los Angeles, California. I am an activist for entrepreneurship, mental health, and gender equality. My most recent work, as an intern for Girl Scouts of the USA focused on mental health. […]

Kriti Mukherjee.

Interviewed via form. 1. Please introduce yourself. “I’m Kriti, 15 year old from India. I’m an advocate for mental health. I love to sing and watch movies haha. I faced some struggles previously and I had to bear them all on my own. That was tough. So I started spreading awareness,joined a lot of organisations […]

Apama Ameri.

Interviewed via form. 1. Please introduce yourself. “i am fifteen years old and a sophmore in highschool , i love to sing and play instruments, & i also really love self care and meditation .” 2. What does mental health mean to you?  “mental health is very important to me and it affects me daily. […]

Vayunamu.

Interviewed via form. 1. Please introduce yourself. “I’m Vayunamu and I’m from Abuja, Nigeria, but I currently live in California, USA. I’m a writer and photographer also interested in travel, fashion, and sustainability. I got my BA in International Relations from the University of San Diego in 2019 and I’ve worked as a photojournalist and […]

Pranathi Sagi.

Interviewed via form. 1. Please introduce yourself. “Hi, my name is Pranathi! I’m currently a sophomore and some hobbies of mine include badminton and tennis.” 2. How do you deal with your own mental health? “I deal with social anxiety and some days are harder than others because some people don’t understand my perspective with […]

Interview with Vasundhara Chaudhary

Interviewed via form. It is very important to actively talk about and discuss mental health in order to normalize the conversation around it. Luckily, there are individuals like Vasundhara. She took advocating one step farther and even founded her own social-media based platform called Inspire Dose, where she actively spreads awareness about mental health. We […]

DR. LAURA ELLICK: PSYCHOLOGIST. AUTHOR. SPEAKER.

INTERVIEWED BY SARAH KWONG Mental health is a topic with so much stigma attached to it. It’s great to see advocates like psychologist, Laura Ellick, take raising awareness one step further by writing a whole book dedicated to mental health, speaking for it at many events, and pursing a career focused on it. We are […]

DAVID BAKER: A SURVIVOR

INTERVIEWED BY SAI DONEPUDI Depression causes many people to lose their motivation for even daily, simple tasks like tying your shoe laces or washing the dishes. However hard it may be, you need to strive to keep your head above the water and beat depression. Today, we present someone who beat depression and never looked […]

CHINMAYEE APHALE: PSYCHOLOGIST

Interviewed by Sai Donepudi We had the amazing opportunity of interviewing Chinmayee Aphale, a psychologist working for an organization that provides counseling support for corporate employees. She also is an advocate for mental health and is the founder of her own NPO called Saarthi. This interview goes deep into potentially triggering subjects such as depression […]


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