"Having felt the personal impact of losing a friend to suicide, I am excited to gain support from the Millennium Fellowship in order to support struggling teenagers and ultimately decrease the prevalence of adolescent suicide. "
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Home Base Initiative creates community-engagement peer groups for adolescents that foster mindfulness through positive peer interactions with the hope of saving lives by reducing social risk factors of suicide. We are currently creating an online guide that will help students, parents, and educators navigate the evidence-based mental health resources currently available. We will be hosting Wellness Week this fall consisting of 5 events over the span of 1 week, reaching approximately 200 high school students to promote mental well being.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sonia Sabrowsky is a senior at Arizona State University double majoring in Biochemistry and Psychology. She has explored research in both microbiology and child development, and she is fascinated by the role genetics plays in mental health. In 2017, she was selected as a Tillman Scholar at ASU by which she gained the support to develop Home Base Initiative. Awarded the 2018 Woodside Community Action Grant, Home Base Initiative aims to combat rising suicidality in adolescent Arizonans. In the future, she hopes to work with patients as a genetic counselor and continue to be an advocate for mental health.
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