Christina Aboud is the longtime caretaker of a loved one living with a serious mental illness in Alameda County. Her background has provided her hands on and in-depth knowledge of mental health services offered in our county. She and her family have received services and collaborated with John George Hospital, Alameda County Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), In-Home Outreach Team (IHOT), Fairmont Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, Family Education and Resource Center (FERC), National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI Tri-Valley), Livermore Police(5150s), Alameda County Public Guardian-Conservator’s Office and more. Coupled with earning her B.A in Political Science, her lived experience has inspired her to become a longtime advocate for effective mental health resources that aid members of our community struggling with serious mental illnesses. As an advocate, Christina has met with local politicians to bring awareness to mental health related legislation, attended protests with Family Advocates for Serious Mental Illness (FASMI), and was elected as Treasurer for NAMI Tri-Valley. When she is not shining a light on the need for effective mental health resources, Christina enjoys stand-up comedy, cooking/baking, and riding her motorcycle.