'Missing, Dismissing and Avoiding: how our attitudes influence youth mental health' by Pritika Desai


Pritika Desai, 24 is a Darwin local and youth mental health advocate. Pritika is the 2015 NT Young Achiever of the Year and 2016 Australia Day Darwin Young Citizen of the Year. 

She is the founder and project leader of ShoutOut! a youth-led movement empowering young people to change community perceptions of mental illness and to seek relevant support for their mental health issues. ShoutOut! is a project of MyNT and is supported by YMCA of the Top End and the Multicultural Council NT. Pritika also works in Youth and Community Engagement at the YMCA of the Top End and is passionate about engaging young people in the community and promoting social inclusion. 


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