To create a community where teens support teens.
To make a world where teens are accepting of their own and other peoples’ mental health.
meet the team
Hi everyone! My name is Kevina Wang and I’m a senior at Oakton High School. I love dancing and my corgi is the love of my life- kidding ( but not really). Mental health is something I grew passionate about recently, because of personal events that I won’t detail here, but that have all taught the utmost importance of mental health and caring for those around me. I’m so glad you are here with us today and hope that Heads Up Teens will be a safe and supportive place for you. Please feel free to contact us through the “contact us” page if you ever need to, wishing you the best!
Hi! I’m Alex Choi and a senior at Oakton High School. Throughout high school I have experienced how important mental health is to a student’s well-being, but also how difficult and lonely it can feel to be without a place to release this stress. After attending two mindfulness meditation retreats, starting my own mindfulness club, and furthering my practice of self-care, I am truly excited to be able to create an outlet for teens alike to express their own experiences and see how intertwined a community we are. I look forward to getting to know you all better!
Hey everyone! My Name is Pranay Dhawan and I’m a senior at Oakton High School. In the past, I’ve explored a handful of different ways to manage my mental health; from practicing mindfulness meditation to deleting social media. However, having an open outlet to share my thoughts has not only helped calm myself but also allowed me to gain a better understanding of my mental health itself. Knowing that countless others are going through similar things, I wanted to help make a platform for all to benefit. I can’t wait to meet you!
Hi! I am Maya Marathe, a senior at Oakton High School. High school is already stressful enough, and with the lack of focus on mental health, it is easy to feel lost and out of control. Having struggled with mental health myself, I have been able to find methods to help, and have learned the crucial role that mental health plays in well-being. I hope that Heads Up Teens can make difference for you, giving you an outlet and allowing us all to work towards better mental health together.
What’s up! My names Adam and I’m a senior at Oakton High School. I’m a varsity athlete for the Oakton Track team and participate in other clubs such as DECA and Best Buddies. I’ve recently developed a passion for mental health and its role in our everyday lives. With that being said, I’m extremely excited to be able to share my experiences with you. I also am very glad you were able to find this platform and hope to hear from you soon!