Wisdom of Wellness Mental Health Summit at UCLA

In May of 2023, Meera was invited as a guest to speak with Oprah about the youth mental health crisis. She met powerful figures – including Surgeon General Murthy and Lisa Kudrow – that are dedicated to changing the conversation around mental health. Read more about the event here.

Oprah giving Meera a warm welcome onstage.

Meera on the panel, engaging in thoughtful conversations about mental health. 

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Mental Health Advocate Lisa Kudrow.

Meeting Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.

The White House Mental Health Youth Action Forum

In May of 2022, Meera was invited to The White House to talk with President Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Surgeon General Murthy, and Selena Gomez about the youth mental health crisis. Read more about the event here. 

Speaking at The White House Forum

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Meera proposes a policy initiative at The White House Forum. 
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Meera's ending remarks at The White House Forum.

Burbank Board of Education Meeting – June 16, 2022

Meera proposed a mental health policy initiative to print the Suicide Hotline on the back of student ID cards for middle and high school students in Burbank. She worked with her school district to make this policy come to life. 

Meera Varma Speech – Board of Education

The Shawn Mendes Foundation 

Meera was chosen as an inaugural Advisory Board Member of Shawn's Foundation. For two years, she worked alongside Shawn and his team and provided insight on mental health and social impact campaigns.

Check out the content Meera made for The Shawn Mendes Foundation for World Suicide Prevention Day!

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Meera was part of the team that ideated and executed AFSP's May 2022 Campaign.

Burbank Unified School District Mental Health Panel

Meera was invited to speak on a Parent Forum on Student Mental Health. She educated parents on how they can support their child struggling with mental health.

Meera is seated on the left side and speaks at: 15:00, 56:04, 1:06:50, 1:31:21, 1:54:21, 2:07:50, 2:28:24.