Evelyn Graham-Nyaasi is a graduate of City College, The Borough of Manhattan Community College and Howie T. Harp Advocacy Center. Currently, she is studying Adolescent Education at St. John’s University Graduate School of Education. Evelyn works as an Advocacy Specialist at Community Access and is a member of Correct Crisis Intervention Today - NYC (CCIT-NYC) that advocates to replace police at mental health crisis calls with mental health peers and an Emergency Medical Technician. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Depression in 1990 and has had to navigate through a mental health system that can be difficult at times. Through her lived experiences, this topic is near to her heart and she is committed to advocate for change in the mental health system.