ABOUT US

Self-Care Support is a website designed to motivate and encourage individuals to help improve their mental health. By connecting teens and changemakers in one community, and by also providing free resources and recommendations, one main goal is to bring more awareness to mental health issues and mental illnesses. Users may share their own stories and motivations in our forum, and they may also connect with and chat with new people with similar interests. Through our partners (in various fields such as STEM, business, medicine, mental health, global issues/activism, and more), we are also creating a platform where high-school students can further educate themselves in issues they care about or in subjects they are passionate about through workshops, events, leadership and volunteer opportunities, magazines, articles, and much more, led by our incredible community of entrepreneurs. We hope to inspire youth through our interviews with incredible changemakers and entrepreneurs. Thanks to a grant from Points of Light, we were able to make this idea possible.

Meet the Team

Allene Yue

Founder & Executive Director

Allene is a high school junior attending Valley Christian High School in San Jose, California. She is a Co-CEO of Empowering Youth in Business and does marketing for multiple organizations. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and practicing tennis. She also enjoys tutoring younger students and traveling.

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Marketing

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Arushi Tyagi

Arushi is a junior at Monta Vista High School. She loves playing badminton and learning about the environment. She’s interested in computer science and entrepreneurship and hopes to use those skills to start a business and spread awareness about sustainability.

President of Communications

Bhavya Venkataraghavan

Bhavya Venkataraghavan is a junior at Cupertino High School in Cupertino, California. She has a growing interest in graphic design and social media marketing. In her free time, she enjoys digital art, crocheting, and origami. She is also involved with several other clubs and organizations.

President of Media

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Sally Huynh

Bhavya Venkataraghavan is a junior at Cupertino High School in Cupertino, California. She has a growing interest in graphic design and social media marketing. In her free time, she enjoys digital art, crocheting, and origami. She is also involved with several other clubs and organizations.

President of Graphic Design

Joanna Renai

Joanna is a full-time university student from Malaysia, currently pursuing her career in the field of Psychology.  She is also an owner of a small business that sells custom digital illustrations, known as Jo Art Labels. During her free time, she loves watching K-dramas and playing the piano. She hopes that Self Care Support would be able to encourage everyone out there to care for themselves.  

Director of Website

Meiyao Li

Meiyao is a sophomore in Redmond High School in Seattle, Washington. She is a passionate digital illustrator and believes that mental health resources deserve to be spread in an appealing and interesting way by illustrations. She is enthusiastic to help in this mission and hopes to let more people worldwide have access to mental health support! She believes her creativity can help spread mental health awareness together with Self-care

Executive Art Director

Karlin Decker

Karlin is a junior from Michigan and is very passionate about people take charge of their mental health! In the future, she plans to attend medical school to become a pediatrician. In her free time, she enjoys making products for her business and spending quality time with her family, friends and dogs. 

VP of Marketing

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Natalie Hong

Natalie is a junior attending Valley Christian High School in the bay area. She plays piano and violin and has been tutoring elementary students for nearly 4 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing games with her friends. 

Head of Content

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Ioanna 

Ioanna (or Jolene) is a high school freshman from Greece. In her free time, she loves learning languages and practicing the fine arts. She also runs an instagram account called @matchalanguages!

President of Marketing

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Bishakha Khatri

Bishakha is a freshman at St. Dominic High School in Sint Maarten. She enjoys singing, dancing, writing songs, playing the piano, and drawing in her free time. She is also involved with several other clubs/programs!

President of Outreach

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Cecilia Castellon

VP of Outreach

Cecilia Castellon is a currently junior at Information Technology High School where she's involved in National Honor Society, Safe Space, and My Sisters Keeper. She's focusing on majoring in psychology in the future once she graduates from high school. Her hobbies are Community Service, Violin Playing, and Video Editing.

James Pieter

Marketing Intern

James is a 9th-grade student in high school, soon to graduate. He is 14 years old and lives in Cibubur, Indonesia. He hopes to gain experience in activities related to marketing since he plans to major in it later on.  

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Anita Huang

Anita is a high school junior attending Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. She volunteers at multiple clubs and helps to tutor children. Outside of school, she likes to play competitive badminton, creates artwork, and enjoys watching anime. In the future, Anita would like to travel to different places such as Korea, Japan, and Paris.

Preisident of Programs

Willow Brenig

President of Initiatives

Willow is a sophomore at Blair High School in Maryland. She has a passion for baking, and is studying business at school hoping to one day open her own bakery. She loves learning new languages and is now fluent in 3 different ones. She is currently working towards becoming a certified 200 hr yoga teacher during her free time!

Natalie Mora

President of Projects

Natalie Mora is a junior at Analy High school. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with her friends, and playing tennis and volleyball. She loves to travel, and her goal in life is to end the stigma of mental illness, and empower young girls and women! 

Alexa Pina

VP of Programs

Alexa is a junior at Analy High School in sunny Sebastopol! She is an avid baker and loves to go to the beach and play tennis with her friends! She is super excited to spread more information and help educate more people about mental health! 

Khushi Patel

Khushi is a first-year at Rutgers University, and is currently studying Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Biological Sciences. In her spare time, she loves painting, playing tennis and having conversations with strangers. In the future to be physician and a public policy advocate to help communities meet their needs.

Dominique Suniadji

Project Management Intern

Dominique Suniadji is a freshman from Indonesia. She likes to sing and often listens to music! She can be found playing the piano or reading during her free time.

VP of Initiatives

Arabeny Gonzalez

Arabeny is a senior at Laney High School in North Carolina. In her free time, she does jiu-jitsu, muay thai, skateboarding, learns astrology, loves volunteering, learning asl, reading, and hanging out with friends! Pronouns are she/they and her end goal is to become an ER/Forensic Nurse!

Project Management Intern

Parnika Pagadala

Project Management Intern

Parnika Pagadala is a high school freshman attending Collierville High School in Tennessee.   In the future she plans to attend medical school and become a cardiologist. In her free time she enjoys reading, dancing, painting, and playing chess.

Writing

Chinelo

Chinelo is a junior/rising senior at Franklin High School in central jersey. Her hobbies include reading romance, playing the piano and the viola, and listening to music. She has an interest in writing and bringing awareness to pressing issues. 

Main Contributor

Aastha Chopra

Aastha Chopra is a third-year dental student who is a bibliophile and a burgeoning writer. She is a firm believer in the fact that articulating and penning down your thoughts unambiguously can create a sanguine impact on the reader’s mindset. She enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and journaling. She has an inestimable connection with this website with a deep purpose to create articles that bring value to the lives of a reader.

Contributor

Charlena Li

Contributor

Charlena is a senior at Brooklyn Technical High School in New York City. She enjoys sports, traveling, books, and food. In her free time, she can be found volunteering, binging shows, or hanging out with friends.

Victoria Gonzalez

Contributor

Last year, Victoria took a couple of Administration of Justice courses that really opened her eyes to the injustices of our world and the fact that they're worsened when no one speaks up. One issue that's always hit home for her is how much women are undermined in day-to-day life whether it's through rape culture, beauty standards, or cultural & societal norms. Then, a little less than a year ago, she realized that she has the power to create positive change and help others broaden their minds so that they could do the same. She created an Instagram account (@defining_feminism) in an attempt to achieve that goal; it soon grew to include a blog and podcast!