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YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD

Our youth advisory board is involved in many aspects of what we do.

They create content, review all materials presented and participate in Teen Talk webinars.

Their input and direction are vital to the success of our organization.

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Ariel Benzvi 

I’m Ariel, My biggest goal is to help others find motivation, self-love, and self-worth the way I have. I started a mental health club at my own school, along with a website with blogs, and hope to continue reaching out and helping as many teens as I can!

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Christian Cerna

My name is Christian and by being a Youth Board member, I hope I can play a role in helping teens with their mental health issues by providing them the resources they need.

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Sophie Chen

Hi! I'm Sophie, As a youth board member, I hope to work towards destigmatizing the conversation surrounding mental health and creating a more supportive environment!

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Kelly Darroch

My name is Kelly, Mental health has been something myself and so many people close to me have struggled with, and I want to do all I can to help. I’m so glad to be a part of the teen advisory board!

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Gabbi Diaz

Hi! I'm Gabbi, and I'm super excited to be a part of this organization. Ever since I was little, I've always loved helping people. Taking every possible step to ensure someone feels okay is something I want to be involved in. Through Teens4Teens Help, I hope to spread the message about the importance of mental health and to encourage conversations about it. I want to emphasize the importance of your story and that it shouldn't be something you are ever ashamed of. I know in my heart that I can, along with the support of everyone at Teens4Teens Help, will make a difference.

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Gia Doshi

Hi. I'm Gia! I joined this youth board to help eliminate stigmas around mental health and educate others on these complex topics.

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Claudia Geraldi

I am excited to be part of Teens4TeensHelp because as a teen I know how important it is to have representation for mental health and there is no one better to do that than teens themselves.

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Ella Homesley

Hi, I'm Ella, helping people has always been a passion of mine. I understand what it is like to be in a place where you feel like no one knows what you are experiencing and that you can’t ask for help. What I have learned is that there are many people and resources to provide assistance, such as Teens4TeensHelp. I am here to shine light on the importance of mental health, and hopefully make a difference in someone’s life.

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Minaal Khan

I’m Minaal, I am excited to be a part of this team because I love helping people and I want to spread as much awareness as I can to help people!

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Sonoma Manocchio

Hi my name’s Sonoma, I’m 17 and I do competitive horseback riding. I enjoy doing art in my free time.

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Skye Ramirez

Hi, my name is Skye, I joined the youth advisory board because I want to aid and support other teens through their mental health journey.

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Sophie Shore

Hi, I’m Sophie! I have a passion for mental health. I am especially interested in the crossover between mental health and chronic illness and hope to eventually work as a Child Life Specialist to cross these two passions and help people while doing so.

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Miranda Womack

I'm Miranda, Alongside some of my friends, I started a mental health club at our school and have come to recognize the importance of this conversation. My biggest goal is to help others and show support for whatever it is they may be going through.

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Lexi Haas

Hi, I’m Lexi! I’m very passionate about mental health, especially the mental health struggles teens endure.

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Alissa Jones

My name is Alissa, Having my own struggles and feeling really alone made me want to step up and speak out about my story and help anyone I can even if that means just bringing awareness to different mental health topics. I hope that I can make a difference in someone's life and help everyone see that mental health is not something to be ashamed of.

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Kara Long

I'm Kara, I know the power of sharing your story and am happy to be a part of this project.

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Flora Park

"Hi! My name is Flora and my goal at Teens4TeensHelp is to help those struggling around me and increase awareness of mental health challenges in my community." I'll get back to you on the mental health presentation after our council meeting hopefully on Monday. Have a great weekend!

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Maya Russell

I’m Maya, I’m an advocate for mental health, whether it be for teens or otherwise. I aim to de-stigmatize talking about mental health and the struggles people may face. I joined the teen board in order to make my voice have a reach.

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Amanda Silverman

My name is Amanda, I joined the teen mental health committee because I understand the importance of mental health support and education especially for teens now more than ever.

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Ava Herlinger

I joined this organization to learn more about how to help others by guiding them through their various mental challenges using specific resources (like videos). While doing that, I have also been learning more and more about myself and what I need from others to feel more comfortable and seen everyday.

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Chloe Kelenski

Hi, I’m Chloe! I am passionate for spreading awareness for teens mental health and spreading positivity.

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Nolan Long

I'm Nolan, I am on the board because I want to help make the organization as suitable for teens as possible, with the goal of getting as many individuals who need help to find it.

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Robin Park

My name is Robin Park. I joined this teen mental health board because I want to help other teens learn about their minds and that it's ok to feel not okay.

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Kayla Shaw

Navigating mental health can be difficult, especially if you are seeking help independently. Through my own journey, I recognize the importance of self-worth and self-identity. I regret not extending more grace to myself during those times. Now, as an advocate for mental health through Teens4TeensHelp, I am inspired to empower others, providing a supportive platform for individuals to speak up and access the assistance they need.

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Pauline Tran

My name is Pauline Tran, Mental health is so important to me as it affects so many young people today.  One of my goals is to reach many teens and adolescents and help them understand their emotions as well as have a support system. I look forward to my involvement in this mental health board so I can connect with and help more people :)

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Sophia Wong

My name is Sophia, I joined the teen mental health committee because I want to provide teens with a safe space where they can be heard and learn about others experiences.

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