Student & Youth Mental Health Advocate
Bring Change to Mind
Hailing from the quiet suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, April Smith is a university student, aspiring physicist, and an impassioned advocate for youth mental health. Her advocacy journey began in 2018, when she joined her high school's mental health club, established by the rapidly growing nonprofit Bring Change to Mind. There, April realized that her own struggles with mental illness were experiences shared by many of her friends and peers. Ever since, she has continuously collaborated with the San Francisco based advocacy organization, envisioning a future with a stigma-free approach to mental illness. Using an evidence-based, peer-to-peer strategy, April and Bring Change to Mind continue to reach high school students across the United States.