Varahi

Varahi

Youth Speaker

“My whole life I always thought my self worth was determined by others. I never learned about the importance of mental health. At the age of four I worried about getting a job and making money. A child shouldn’t worry about this, but I did. I felt the way my brain worked was different and since everyone’s brain works differently and talking about emotions is something most people avoid I just kept it inside for a really long time. It was only in my first year of high school that I learned the importance of talking about mental health. Even though talking about it was hard, it was one of the best decisions I made. I hope by telling my story I can show that things do get better with time and emphasize the importance of asking for help.”

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We are currently recruiting people who have a passion to contribute to the overall well-being of youth by joining our Board of Directors and/or other volunteer opportunities. The benefits of volunteering include excellent opportunity for involvement in a meaningful experience, the satisfaction of making a difference in the community and with youth, an opportunity to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, the development of effective decision-making skills and an increased understanding of group dynamics and relationships.

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