Mariana Plata

Mariana Plata is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist, mental health writer, and educator in Panama. She is also a play therapist in training for the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and a volunteer for Fundacion Relaciones Sanas, a Panamanian non-profit organization devoted to raising awareness about mental health issues. She speaks to parents and teenagers about cyberbullying, sexual consent, suicide prevention, communication skills, and adolescent mental health prevention. A passionate advocate for children and adolescents, mental health, and education, her writing has been featured in Ravishly, Vice, The Mighty, and HelloGiggles among other publications.

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