Juan Pablo Alvarado Herrera
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Why is youth mental health advocacy important to you? For me, youth mental health advocacy is important to prevent cases like Sergio Urrego’s, a young Colombian who was discriminated for his sexual orientation by his school’s directors, a situation that leaded to him having a nervous crisis and eventually ending his own life. This case really exposes all those walls we still must break down, for young members of the LGBT+ community’s mental health.