Nadia Ghaffari, Founder of TeenzTalk & Senior at Los Altos High School will present Empowering Youth Voice: Peer Support & Fostering Youth-Led Initiatives Around Mental Health
Nadia Ghaffari is a senior at Los Altos High School with a passion for youth mental health advocacy. She started the nonprofit TeenzTalk after her own experience with aiding in the prevention of her close friend's suicide; TeenzTalk focuses on education, open conversation, and youth empowerment to fight the stigma around mental health. She also spearheaded TeenzTalk's first-annual Teen Wellness Conference in September 2017.
Paul Gilmartin, event emcee and former host of TBS' Dinner & A Movie, hosts The Mental Illness Happy Hour, a podcast consisting of interviews with artists, friends, listeners and the occasional mental health professional about all the battles in our heads; from medically diagnosed conditions, past traumas and sexual dysfunction to everyday compulsive, negative thinking. The podcast has over 600,000 downloads per month, a 5/5 Itunes rating where it frequently occupies the top spot in Self-Help, was chosen by Esquire as one of the best podcasts of 2016, and was featured in the 2013 PBS Documentary, A New State of Mind.
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California Association of Social Rehabilitation
California Behavioral Health planning Council
California Department of Veterans Affairs
California Institute For Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS)
California Youth Empowerment Network
Disability Rights California
Mental Health of America - California
National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter
National Union of Healthcare Workers
PEERS (Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Service)
UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence