Civil Advocacy

50% of mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75% by age 24.

My Mission

1 in 5 young people have a mental illness. We need to support the youth and provide them with efficient services so as to ensure their mental health and wellbeing. Join me in advocating for student resources and fighting the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

I host events to raise awareness of mental health, specifically in the teen community, through presentations and discussion guides. I also petition for better mental health curriculum in schools. Please contact me if you would like to help me in my mission or attend an event.

We cannot surrender the next generation’s futures to illness.

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The Facts

  • The average delay between symptom onset and treatment is 11 years
  • People with serious mental illness have an increased risk for chronic disease, like diabetes or cancer
  • 17% of youth (6-17 years) experience a mental health disorder

Check out these resources for further information:

Factsheets: https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Mental-Health-by-the-Numbers/Infographics-Fact-Sheets

Discussion/presentations: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/What-Can-I-Do/Become-a-Leader-in-the-Mental-Health-Movement/Say-It-Out-Loud-Speaking-with-Teens-about-Mental

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