Kashyap Rajesh

Mental Health Board
Title: Youth Advisor

Kashyap Rajesh, a rising senior at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL, is an ardent activist and passionate changemaker with a focus on policy adoption in the substance use and mental health space. Last fall, Kashyap mobilized volunteers across the Vernon Township community for the passage of the 708 Mental Health Board Referendum. Now serving as the board's inaugural youth advisor, he represents the voices of thousands of young students, ensuring that mental health policies and services prioritize the needs of his generation, which was disproportionately impacted by anxiety and mental health concerns post-pandemic.


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