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Hello everyone, I'm Anisha, an 11-year-old 6th grader, and I'm deeply passionate about advocating for children's overall well-being, especially when it comes to mental health. Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health is something very close to my heart. I firmly believe in addressing mental health challenges and providing support to those who need it most. As a compassionate and innovative young leader, I'm committed to making a real difference in this area.

One way I strive to make a difference is by providing key resources and support tools to children facing mental health challenges. I believe that bridging the gap starts with promoting and organizing events that raise awareness of mental health among children. Creating a friendly environment where children feel safe and comfortable to express their emotions is essential. For example, we can create spaces where kids feel they can open up about their feelings. Additionally, helping parents understand their children better is crucial in providing effective support. These tools can provide immediate support and guidance to both children and their caregivers. Moreover, fostering strong relationships between school counselors and children can create a close-knit support system within schools, ensuring that children have someone they can trust and turn to during difficult times.

Together, by promoting awareness, providing resources, and fostering supportive environments, we can make a positive impact on children's mental health and well-being.

Anisha Marrapu(she/her), Founder & CEO

  • A TEDx Speaker on Mental Health Stigma in 2023

  • A Presidential Gold Medal Awardee for Community Service (2024)

  • National STEM Challenge Finalist 2024

“All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.”

― Robin Williams