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Crystal Widado (they/them) is a student journalist, public speaker, and high school senior. After dealing with personal struggles with suicide in middle school, they became extremely passionate about teen mental health and intersectional approaches to their generation’s conversations surrounding mental health justice. Crystal combines the power of story-telling through journalism and public speaking in their work for multiple youth-led organizations. They are currently a Mind Out Loud student director, the Chief Operating Director and Writing Director for Each Mind, and have been leading her school’s mental health club for the past 3 years. Crystal also advocates for system-based change on a state level by serving as one of six students in the CA Department of Education’s Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup. In June of 2022, Crystal won the JED Foundation's Student Voice of Mental Health award. Outside of their mental health advocacy, they're the Editor in chief of the school’s newspaper and captain of the debate team. These award-winning activists ultimately represent the likely future of the youth mental health landscape: a generation of hope, solidarity, and intersectionality.