Meera was the youngest speaker in TEDxUCLA history.

Wisdom of Wellness Mental Health Summit at UCLA

In May of 2023, Meera was invited to speak with Oprah about the youth mental health crisis to an audience of over 1700 people. She embraced vulnerability and shared her story. Read more about the event here.

Mental Health Conversation with Oprah – May 4, 2023

Gen Z Wellness Summit – February 25, 2024

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 speak 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.

ASK Campaign – MTV & Active Minds

Meera was part of the team that ideated and executed ASK – a way for people to cultivate safe and open conversations around mental health and wellbeing. Learn how to support a friend who is struggling below.

Born This Way Foundation & MindSite News Youth Mental Health Panel – April 7, 2023

Burbank Board of Education Meeting – June 16, 2022

After her trip to The White House, Meera was feeling inspired to transform mental health policy on a local level. She proposed a public policy initiative to print 988 on the back of Student ID cards. She worked with Burbank Unified 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!

Demand More for Mental Health – American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

 Meera was part of the team that ideated and executed AFSP's Mental Health Awareness Month 2022 Campaign.

Burbank Unified School District Youth Mental Health Panel – May 31, 2018