Tristan Siebold, NAMI Contra Costa TAY Coordinator
At 23, Tristan Siebold has faced incredibly difficult mental health challenges throughout her life, including GAD, Depression, and has recently been diagnosed with ADHD. While their diagnoses are a part of who they are, they are not all that she is. Tristan’s lived experience has given her the opportunity to share her story with others, especially with those around her age, to let them know that they are not alone.
Daisong (Leo) Li, NAMI Contra Costa TAY Coordinator
Daisong (Leo) Li moved to the United States in 2018, once struggling with cultural barriers, loneliness, and depression. Although he has never been officially diagnosed, Leo still experienced a lot related to the cultural conflict/shock and has also been deeply affected by it. He wants to share his experiences with others, especially with new AAPI immigrants to help them before it’s too late. Let them know they are not alone.
Omalina Wolfe, NCHS Club President at New West Charter/NAMI CA Youth Advisory Committee Member
Omalina Wolfe is a passionate member of the mental health community. She is the president of her NAMI club at her high school. Omalina is going to college next year with a major in Psychology. Her goal as being a growing member of the mental health community is to destigmatize mental health as she believes everyone lives with it more and more every year, specifically among our younger generations.
Glenn Brassington, NAMI CA Youth Advisory Committee Member
Glenn T. Brassington is a 9th grader in Sonoma County, California. He has presented research on diversity resilience training, designed a camera shutter for a CubeSat (satellite), and presented stress management workshops for teens. He believes that mental and physical health are interrelated and need to be addressed equally. He enjoys reading science fiction novels in English and Spanish.
Haley Kowtko, NAMI CA Youth Advisory Committee Member
Haley Kowtko (she/her) is a current senior attending John H. Pitman High School. After high school she plans to pursue theatre while advocating for herself and others. She advocates for mental health to show others that support is available, and it’s never too late to reach out.