Interview with International Alumni Network

Interview with Safeline Young People

I was chosen to be interviewed for the “Inspirational Young People Around the Globe” series.

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Today we commence a series of interviews highlighting inspirational young people from around the world Like the stars in the sky, they shine light on our communities, supporting and helping those less fortunate. Our first interview is with Elif Kaya, 15 years old from Istanbul Turkey. Elif is a mental health advocate, a published writer and founder of One Smile Effect a global organisation that supports teens emotionally by providing free, accessible mental health resources. She has reached out to 2000 people from over 30 countries worldwide. Elif is a volunteer at 7 cups, the worlds largest mental health organisation and writes short stories raising awareness of social issues such as domestic abuse, civil rights and gender equality. Elif is a young person making a positive difference to our world. . . . . . #inspirational #inspiration #motivation #motivational #helpingothers #youngpeople #makeachange #makeachangetoday #inspire #love #success #believe #entrepreneur #life #positivevibes #mindset #goals #positivity #instagood #happiness #lifestyle #instagram #motivate #inspireothers #changes #slyporg @elif0kaya @onesmileffect

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Live Stream with The Cramm

Guest Speaker at Ulusal Genç Girişimciler Platformu (National Young Entrepreneurs Platform)

I was invited by UGGPTR to talk about youth entrepreneurship and mental health in Turkey.

Interview with Fourall Magazine

Featured on The Purple Diary Project

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Meet Elif! 👩 Elif is an incoming high school sophomore from Istanbul, Turkey. She is a mental health equity advocate, a published writer, and a STEM enthusiast. 🗣 She is also the founder and executive director of One Smile Effect (@onesmileffect), a global organization that that supports teens emotionally by providing free and accessible mental health resources. As the founder of the first and only student-led mental health initiative in Turkey, she has reached out to 2000 people from over 30 countries and working tirelessly to expand her outreach. 🤝 With her love of helping others, she also volunteers at 7 Cups (@7cups), the world’s largest mental health organization, and provides emotional support to teens across the globe by listening to their struggles ranging from loneliness to family stress. 📝 Along with leading and volunteering at mental health initiatives, she writes short stories, most of which raises awareness on social issues like domestic abuse, civil rights, and gender equality. Published in both national and international publications, she enjoys conveying her thoughts in an artistic manner. . . . . . #herstory #amplifyher #womanchangemaker #youngchangemakers #mentalhealthadvocate #womeninmentalhealth #girlauthor #steminist

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Guest Speaker at YouthTalk Talks

I was invited by Youth Talk Nation to speak at their YouthTalks series. Besides talking about my organization, One Smile Effect, I talked about the education system, mental health, and answered guests’ questions.


COVID-19 & Mental Health Discussion with Austin Ma(s)king a Difference

I discussed the effects of COVID-19 on mental health with Lipika Chatur, the Chapter Leader of Austin Masking a Difference, as well as answered her questions about the precautions we can take to maintain our well-being during COVID-19.


Interview with Sharing Stories


Interview with Cliche Teen Journal


Interview with Women Strength