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Strawberry teen aids county program to support those struggling with mental health

Strawberry teen Scarlett Goh is helping Caring Cards, a county initiative to send handwritten notes to hospitalized patients in Marin who are struggling with mental-health issues. (Elliot Karlan / For The Ark)

After a traumatic experience, the world can feel like a lonely place.

Strawberry’s Scarlett Goh says that’s why she’s spearheading Caring Cards, a county program that sends handwritten notes to hospitalized patients in Marin who have been struggling with their mental health, suicidal ideation, substance abuse or other behavioral-health issues.

The program is an initiative of the Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative’s youth action team, which includes 17-year-old Scarlett as a member. The team is one of six under the collaborative that works to raise awareness of and de-stigmatize mental health.

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