SafeSpace Youth Action Board

SafeSpace Youth Action Board

By Youth, For Youth

SafeSpace Youth Action Board empowers young people to engage with their local communities by promoting mental health awareness, reducing the stigma of getting help, and developing solutions to improve the lives of all young people. These youth driven activities prevents isolation and fosters human connections.

Currently SafeSpace Youth Action Board members collaborate with numerous public, private and charter high schools and middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area working with school administrators and faculty to spearhead mental health initiatives at their schools and communities. In addition, our SafeSpace Youth Action Board cultivates numerous community partnerships, produces mental wellness videos and opportunities to get help through our digital portal.

Meet Our Members

Alina

Alina

"Mental health is important to me for so many reasons; lack of awareness ..."

Amartya

Amartya

"I read articles online about how teens commit suicide, have depression ..."

Andrew

Andrew

"One's mental health shapes all other aspects of one's life."

Ava

Ava

"Mental health is important to me because some people that are close ..."

Bella V

Bella V.

"No one should have to feel alone with their mental illness. The academic ..."

Charlotte

Charlotte

"Mental Health is something that everyone deals with, but there is still ..."

Grace

Grace

"Mental Health it is so personal to me; some of my friends, members of ..."

Hailey

Hailey

"I realized that I can look so normal on the outside, and feel so bad on the ..."

Jessica

Jessica

"The stigma around mental health is so important to me because ..."

John

John

"I think it is important to be aware of what you are feeling as well as how to ..."

Kai

Kai

"I’ve seen the effect that mental illness has on so many people; watching ..."

Kayla

Kayla

"I and my family have had a lot of experiences with mental illness and it is..."

Kevin

Kevin

"I think it is a sensitive subject that is not appropriately handled which leads ..."

Lauren

Lauren

"Stigma and lack of awareness are serious problems surrounding..."

Lourdes

Lourdes

"I have struggled with my own mental health and have seen others around ..."

Luc

Luc

"Not knowing how to help my friends made me feel powerless. I joined..."

Lucinda

Lucinda

"Mental health is important because it is necessary that people keep their ..."

Michal

Michal

"Awareness of mental illnesses and mental health is important to me so ..."

Novak

Novak

"Mental health is so important to me because there is so much pressure..."

Rachael

Rachael

"I grew up around mental health and have been struggling with it myself ..."

Rosa

Rosa

"Mental health has affected some who are close to me and I feel it is a subject ..."

Sahana

Sahana

"Mental health is something so many people deal with, yet it is not discussed..."

Sarah L

Sarah L.

"Everyone needs to pay attention to their mental health, yet no one talks about it..."

Sarah P

Sarah P.

"I have seen how mental health can impact not only my life but the lives..."

Savannah

Savannah

"Mental health is such an important thing in everyone's day to day life. The..."

Sophia

Sophia

"Someone close to me has a mental illness. It has been a battle for them ..."

Suzanna

Suzzy

"Mental health means a lot to me. I've seen many of my friends around ..."

Aidan

Aidan

"I was a part of the first ever SafeSpace meeting, and it was like a start-up ..."

Alea

Alea

"I am currently working with other SafeSpace Youth Board members..."

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Audrey

"Having poor mental health can take over one’s life and catching signs before..."

Bella M

Bella M.

"My favorite SafeSpace memory was meeting people that come from all..."

Caroline

Caroline

"I work with my friends, we talk about how to change some bad things..."

Colby

Colby

"I firmly believe that having mental wellness can significantly improve..."

Gigi

Gigi

"Mental health is a heavily stigmatized issue that many of my friends..."

Isabelle

Isabelle

"I believe mental health is equal in importance to physical health..."

Izzy

Izzy

"Having mental health issues is so difficult because it's something that..."

Reza_

Reza

"I know what's it like to feel desperate, but not know what to do..."

JOsh

Joshua

"I believe that people need to learn to maintain proper mental health..."

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Kate

"I am passionate about preventing and helping those with mental health issues..."

Luke

Luke

"Personal experience and loosing someone close motivate me to try..."

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Maria

"Mental health is a huge issue nowadays that should be listened and treated. "

Meher_

Meher

"I am passionate about leading a movement of change and positivity..."

Natalie

Natalie

"I want to make sure people at my school know that they are not alone..."

Nate

Nate

"Our SafeSpace members are kind and truly dedicated to help our communities."

Noah

Noah

"I have struggled with anxiety in the past and really want to help others who..."

Reese

Reese

"Mental health is something that affects everybody in some way or another..."

Riley

Riley

"Mental health can be so isolating. It can feel like you're all alone..."

Samer

Samer

"I care for people's feelings and emotions. I want to be there for people..."

Tina

Tina

"Mental health is important to me because it affects someone's life..."

Walter

Walter

"SafeSpace Center is more than a mental health organization, it's a community..."

Princess

Princess

"I know some people that have mental issues and I care about those people..."

Parinaz

Parinaz

"I am a health and wellness ambassador... and a leader of the mentorship program."

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Conor

"Mental Health is important because it’s a humongous issue in the United States..."

Rishika

Rishika

"Mental Health is a serious issue that so many people deal with..."

Emily

Emily

"Everyone has mental health and it is something that affects everyone..."

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Having the youth voice become more integrated into the conversation about mental health is going to really help those who are struggling with issues.

— Senior at Menlo School

It’s a topic that is deeply stigmatized in our community and we can only work to solve issues by being open and talking about them.

— Junior at  Menlo Atherton High School

I myself have struggled with mental health and there weren’t very good resources available so it’s important to me that other students can get the resources I didn’t have.

Sophomore at Sacred Heart Prep