TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

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Alison Sabella 

My name is Alison Sabella. Going into my years of higher education, I plan on studying psychology to continue the conversation about mental health and its importance. I am so grateful to be working with such an amazing outreach program.

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Amanda Silverman 

My name is Amanda and I am a high school student who understands how difficult it can be  to manage everything that comes with being a teen today. I have a cat and a dog and I love to do arts and crafts and bake. 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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Ariel Benzvi 

I’m Ariel- currently a junior in high school, and am super passionate about mental health and helping others. In my free time, I play volleyball and hang out with friends! My biggest goal is to help others find motivation, self-love, and self-worth the way I have. I have 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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Crystal Park 

 

My name is Crystal Park. I am a junior in high school and have dealt with the struggles of maintaining mental health, school, and life. I love music, writing, and art. 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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Jen Oya 

Nerdy millennial and CSUN graduate. Mental health issues have been a lifelong struggle and I'm passionate about helping those who also experience those struggles. 

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Kara Long 

I am a Sophomore at UC Davis, majoring in Psychology and work part time at a teen treatment center. I know the power of sharing your story and am happy to be a part of this project.

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Jaccoa Stills 

My name is Jaccoa and I am currently a junior in high school. I am passionate about supporting mental health awareness and diluting the stigma surrounding it. I love listening to music, reading, and knitting. I joined the mental health committee because I understand the difficulties of being a teen and believe we should be supporting each other, and I would love to do everything I can to make other teens feel seen and heard.  

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Kelly Darroch 

My name is Kelly and I’m currently a junior in high school. I really love music, both making and listening to it! 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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Lilly Adams

Hi, I’m Lilly! I am currently a junior in high school who loves tennis, ceramics, and history. I joined the teen board to work towards removing the stigma surrounding mental health and to be there to support others.

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Miranda Womack

I am currently in my junior year of high school. Alongside some of my friends, I started a mental health club at our school and have come to recognize the importance of this conversation. I play volleyball and want to pursue filmmaking, but my biggest goal is to help others and show support for whatever it is they may be going through.  

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Nolan Long 

I am a current senior in high school who understands the difficulties when afflicted with mental health issues. I enjoy exercising and other geeky activities. 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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Sadie Wong

I’m a junior in high school and I’ve always had a passion for stories. I’m involved in my school’s creative writing club along with our young activists club. My goals are to both listen to every person’s story, and make them heard as well. I think mental health is vital to every person and sharing stories of mental health is both powerful and healing, so I am grateful to be part of this organization.