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Mariana Nunes Santos

2022 Fellow

Voices That Inspire


Mariana Nunes Santos has been an Activist for Mental Health and Human Rights since she was 14 years old. Mariana is the founder and executive director of Rede Autoestimase (founded in 2020), a mental health and socio-emotional education NGO that offers psychotherapy services throughout Brazil ( Currently, Rede Autoestimase reaches 16 Brazilian states. In addition to her social impact project, Mariana works as a columnist at Agência Jovem de Notícias, where she writes articles about mental health & Human Rights and leads a psychological care project for young Brazilian activists ages 13 to 29.