Emily Angstreich is a Senior at Mira Costa High School. She has played flute in many of her school’s ensembles as well as the Colburn Youth Orchestra and participates in Model UN as a student and a Senior Teacher. She also struggles with depression and anxiety.
For some reason, the last sentence always stops people and makes them question everything about her. She sees how the stigma of being “mentally ill” affects individuals, families and communities. That’s why Emily is dedicated to mental health awareness, so depression and anxiety no longer carry shame but are just another part of life.
Emily is a member of Mira Costa’s Social and Emotional Wellness Committee, which helps shape policies surrounding student stress and wellness. She is also the co-founder of Headstrong, a club that works to create a more open environment when talking about mental health on campus, as well as what we as a community can do to help those around us.