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Mental Health Advocacy Group: Cats to Cats

Joshua is a 19 year-old student from Los Gatos, CA.
High School
Los Gatos High School
Student review
For my first several meetings, my mentor helped me in reaching out to my peers, communicating with the school administration, and providing third-party organizations and therapy centers for inspiration. My mentor helped structure my student team in a way that could transition well to the next year. She helped decide what projects to work on, how to advertise Cats to Cats to my community, and what resources we could use. Overall, I greatly enjoyed my Polygence experience and Cats to Cats would not have been the same without her.

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Project description

Joshua started Cats to Cats as a student-run organization dedicated to ensuring everyone at his high school could get the mental health resources they needed. He worked with his mentor, Tanya, to research the scientific literature that would best prepare him for this leadership role. Cats to Cats is now a movement with a robust network of students, a thriving social calendar, a great social media page, and leadership in place to ensure Joshua's legacy is carried out far past his graduation.

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Project outcome

Joshua started a mental-health advocacy group at his school. You can learn more about the group on their website, youtube channel, or instagram @lgcatstocats!

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Master of Arts
Gender Studies, Social Science, Psychology, Mental Health
Digital Mental Health, Tech Product, Conversation Design, Psychology, Mental Health, Social Research, Women and Gender Studies, Feminist Psychology, Social Science, Culture

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