Neolth's Student Mental Health Ambassador program is honored to host a community of over 100 student leaders from around the world. In thanks for their hard work during the Summer 2023 semester, we're featuring a few of our most dedicated Ambassadors from around the world.
Meet Samar (she/her), a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South. She plans to study Biology in college, eventually pursuing medical school to become an anesthesiologist.
Outside of her work at Neolth, Samar is the President of her school's Muslim Stduent Association, Vice President of the Women's Empowerment Initiative, Chapter Director of PERIOD and of InnovateX. As a busy student leader, she makes time for self care by writing poetry. Check out her recent short collection, "Sound Spring"!
Samar joined the Ambassador Program because she's interested in how we can use technology to benefit users and in mental health in general. She says, "The Neolth Ambassador team is truly an amazing group to work with, and through this wonderful opportunity that I plan to continue, I gained valuable knowledge about mental health, telecommunication, and design."
Meet Arjuna (he/him), a sophomore at Sewickley Academy who plans to study Neuroscience and Biology in college in a few years.
Arjuna has been an active member of multiple subcommittees in the Ambassador Program this summer, and will lead two subcommittees in the fall. Outside of Neolth, he also participates in his school's tennis team and Student Diversity Leadership Club.
When asked what he thinks the most pressing mental health issues for students are right now, he said "anxiety, depression, organization issues, grades, and college applications." Arjuna's commitment to the Ambassador Program has allowed him to use his passion for mental health to spread awareness and resources to students struggling.
Meet Nurul (she/her), a junior at the University of Birmingham earning her BSc in Psychology. She hopes to become a clinical neuropsychologist in the future.
Nurul is passionate about mental health because "mental health was never prioritized or focused on [in my culture], and many people lacked knowledge about it. However, I'm glad to see that things have changed now. More people are aware of what mental health is and understand that seeking therapy or any necessary help is not wrong or something to be ashamed of. I'm passionate about mental health because it is a crucial aspect of overall well-being. Mental health significantly influences how we think, feel, and act, impacting every aspect of our lives. By advocating for mental health, I believe I can ensure that individuals have access to the resources and support they need to lead fulfilling and mentally healthy lives."
Meet Sai (she/her), a rising junior at Rick Reedy High School. She plans to study Finance and Economics in college to be able to work in a financial firm to help people with financial goals and aspirations.
Outside of Neolth, Sai tutors children with reading and writing difficulties, and has recently participated in a Youth in Policy program. She joined the Ambassador Program due to her passionate about mental health and eliminating the stigma around it.
Her advice to students is "that the little things won't really matter in the long run. When I say this I mean that one bad grade won't affect your future or determine who you are as a person. We all have ups and downs and our years as students won't last forever and is only one part of a bright future."
We want to thank all of our wonderful Student Mental Health Ambassadors for their dedication and commitment to advocacy and improving mental health for young people everywhere. If you're interested in learning more or applying to the Student Ambassador Program, visit neolth.com/student-ambassadors/