Nadia Ghaffari

Nadia Ghaffari

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Nadia is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley with a passion for youth mental health advocacy. In 2016, she founded the 501c3 nonprofit TeenzTalk after her own experience with aiding in the prevention of her close friend's suicide.

TeenzTalk empowers youth voice, focusing on education and open conversation to fight the stigma around mental health. In 2017, Nadia spearheaded TeenzTalk's first-annual Teen Wellness Conference in Santa Clara County, bringing together 220 youth from 88 schools and 15 counties in California.

Nadia also plays an active role in various mental health advisory boards and committees in the community, including Children’s Health Council, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing, and One Love Foundation.

Nadia most enjoys meeting people and hearing their stories.

Latest Contributions to Rehabs.com

The Benefits of Preventative Care for Mental Health

The Benefits of Preventative Care for Mental Health

December 13th, 2019 Nadia Ghaffari 3 minute read
In our world today, mental health services and resources seem to be designed to only kick-in if there is a mental health crisis; mental illness is treated as a “fail first” illness. However, waiting until a mental health crisis...
The Importance of Mental Health Literacy

The Importance of Mental Health Literacy

December 13th, 2019 Nadia Ghaffari 2 minute read
Often, we see mental health portrayed in TV shows, movies, news articles, and other media outlets, and we may or may not be aware of the accuracy of these portrayals. Mental illnesses are far too often inaccurately portrayed in...
Five Uplifting Activity Ideas for Wellbeing

Five Uplifting Activity Ideas for Wellbeing

December 13th, 2019 Nadia Ghaffari 3 minute read
Throughout the year, it is important to be engaged in activities that are energizing, uplifting, and beneficial to your overall wellbeing – especially as it seems that our world only circulates bad news. The wellness activities you partake in...
The Impact of Mental Health Stigma

The Impact of Mental Health Stigma

November 4th, 2019 Nadia Ghaffari 3 minute read
What is Stigma and Who is Impacted? Regardless of your background, anyone can experience a mental health condition and the struggles that coincide with this. Consequently, mental health stigma impacts all individuals with varying levels of intensity, however, at...
Seasons and Mental Health: Self-Care Unique to Each Season

Seasons and Mental Health: Self-Care Unique to Each Season

November 4th, 2019 Nadia Ghaffari 3 minute read
Seasons and Mental Health: The Connection We often hear that certain seasons are associated with greater wellbeing and others are associated with a diminished sense of wellbeing. Besides humans’ individual seasonal preferences, there are also valid mental health challenges...
Break Down of Mental Health Resources

Break Down of Mental Health Resources

November 4th, 2019 Nadia Ghaffari 4 minute read
When it comes to accessing mental health resources, often we may not know where to start. What resources are out there? How can they help? Who can they help? How can they be accessed? Why are they important? These...
How to have Necessary Conversations About Mental Health

How to have Necessary Conversations About Mental Health

November 4th, 2019 Nadia Ghaffari 3 minute read
Having conversations about mental health can initially seem daunting and impossible. However, once you feel informed in how to start a conversation, how to navigate the challenges that may arise from the conversation, how to embrace any ‘awkwardness’, and...
How Gratitude Impacts Our Mental Health and Wellbeing

How Gratitude Impacts Our Mental Health and Wellbeing

November 4th, 2019 Nadia Ghaffari 3 minute read
There are many ways to give thanks and show gratitude. Meditate, reflect personally, journal, write a thank-you note… simply being grateful and expressing gratitude is linked to greater happiness in positive psychology. This article will outline some of the...
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