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Stories About Teenage Loneliness

Art, Videos, and Essays from the Ginger Teen Council

That Feeling

Kya
Ginger Teen Council

Hi, I’m Kya! I’m 16 years old and live in Newcastle, Washington. I love the arts, including theatre and dancing, but I also enjoy creative writing, poetry, and playing my piano. I love taking care of my 13 plant babies and hanging out with my friends.

Taking Action After My Son's Mental Health Diagnosis
Taking Action After My Son's Mental Health Diagnosis

Taking Action After My Son's Mental Health Diagnosis

Garen Staglin

Garen Staglin

Chairman and Founder, One Mind

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Garen shares the story of when he received a call while on vacation that his son was in the mental ward of a police station, and how his son’s schizophrenia diagnosis inspired him to become an advocate for brain health research.

Bio: Garen is Founder and Chairman of One Mind, a non-profit pursuing discoveries in brain health research fostering open science principles; advancing better diagnostics, treatments, early intervention; and eliminating the stigma for all brain illnesses. Over 26 years, One Mind and the Staglin Music Festival for Brain Health have raised $480M for brain health. Garen is also the Founder and Co-Chairman of the Healthy Brains Global Initiative, which is assembling new financial sources to address the projected $6 trillion global burden of mental illness. Garen has a 40-year career as a successful entrepreneur and private equity investor. He and his family founded Staglin Family Vineyard in 1985 in Napa. The Staglins’ motto is "Great Wine for Great Causes." They have generated over $1.2B through causes they have led, their charity, and wine donations.

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