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.
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!
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder & Partnerships Officer
Our Board of Advisors
Dean of International Affairs at Choithram School
Convener - School Innovation Council at Choithram School, Physics Educator & Mentor
Dr. Liz Gleim
Associate Professor in Biology at Hollins University
School Advocacy Leadership Council
Cross-Cultural Advocacy Leadership Council