CK Radio: Find Your Anchor x Notes of Hope

September 06, 2021

By Hana Mangat

Hana Mangat, 17, is a junior at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland. In 2012, she co-founded the youth-run organization, Sikh Kid 2 Kid, with the mission of eradicating ignorance with the power of education. Through Sikh Kid 2 Kid, she has played a key role in developing and implementing a cultural and religious literacy training program for educators. Hana is also the president of her class, the founder of Cultural Society, an active public speaker for bullying prevention initiatives, an officer of the Minority Scholars Program, and a delegate of the Anti Defamation League’s National Youth Leadership Mission.

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Today’s Channel Kindness piece discusses suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please seek help immediately. Text HOME to 741741 to talk to a trained crisis counselor today at Crisis Text Line or call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

I recently had the honor of talking to Ali from Find Your Anchor and Paige from Notes of Hope. Both Ali and Paige spearhead organizations that are grounded in suicide prevention and provided encouragement and support to folks who are struggling with their mental health. Together, we discussed how we can destigmatize mental health and how to lean into our peers for support. Though different organizations, their message in the below podcast s the same –  your life matters + we need you here, friend.

Check out our conversation below + the transcript here!


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