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About Us

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Our journey with The Amygdala took shape in 2020, a year that tested the resilience of communities worldwide. Witnessing the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, especially among teenagers, we recognized the urgent need for action. The pandemic brought self-isolation, fear, academic stress, and the ever-present digital world's challenges, amplifying the importance of mental health support on a global scale.

The Amygdala is more than an organization; it is a community-driven solution with a focus on long-term impact. It empowers individuals to take action at the local, national, and international levels.

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At The Amygdala, our mission is to foster mental health awareness, empower adolescents with vital skills for emotional well-being, and end the stigma surrounding mental health challenges. We are dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive space for young individuals to seek support, connect with others, and access resources that promote mental resilience and positive mental health. Through education, advocacy, and compassionate community-building, we strive to create a world where every adolescent feels heard, understood, and supported in their mental health journey.

Our vision is to lead a global movement that revolutionizes mental health education for adolescents. We envision a future where young people possess the knowledge and tools to navigate their mental well-being confidently, free from the burden of stigma or discrimination. We aim to create a world where open conversations about mental health are the norm, access to quality care is a right, and mental resilience is a cornerstone of adolescent development. Together, we work towards a brighter, more empathetic, and mentally healthier future for generations to come

Meet our Team!

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Charvi Gangwani

Jigyasa Jain

Nandini Bhachawat

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Co-Founder & Partnerships Officer
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Our Board of Advisors 

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Raminder Mac

Dean of International Affairs at Choithram School
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Vishal Sanwatsar

Convener - School Innovation Council at Choithram School, Physics Educator & Mentor 
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Dr. Liz Gleim

Associate Professor in Biology at Hollins University

School Advocacy Leadership Council

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Ishita Rochlani

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Naivedhya Mahajan 

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Shrut Jain 

Cross-Cultural Advocacy Leadership Council

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Umme Salma 

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Reshma Anil Kumar

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Gautham Krishna 

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