Societal pressures for teenagers today are unlike anything that prior generations have experienced. While being a teenager has always come with its own array of trials and tribulations, technology and social media in today’s society has created additional challenges.

Pinky Mukherjee is launching Mission Life to help develop young people to become balanced and fulfilled in an effort to help them grow up to embrace life, its joys and its challenges.

To explain further, Mukherjee and the Mission Life staff are holding a free seminar on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m., at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Attendees will be able to meet the staff and ask specific questions that pertain to their student’s struggles and situations.

“The mental health crisis that young adults face today is alarming,” said Mukherjee. “Our goal is to equip these young people with the proper skills to handle the pressures of today’s world and prevent them from making decisions that could negatively impact their future.”

Mission Life’s process follows a sequence of actions, involving one-on-one discussions with both parents and the teen. Based on the information gathered, Mission Life would work with the family to discover the right balance of all individual elements and provide achievable goals for young adults to use as a guidance that can help them overcome obstacles in their lives and move forward with a positive plan of action.

Mission Life’s structure is designed to deliver results focused on the following: closer family relationships; greater physical health; greater respect for self and all life; and better time and stress management.

Mukherjee is a Certified Life Coach and holds an MBA in Human Resources & Marketing. She earlier served as a Board Member of the Silicon Valley United Nations Association and worked for a Medical University mentoring students as an Associate Director of Admissions. Her passion for issues affecting youths stems from her understanding of the younger generation and the belief that they serve as the future leaders of our world. She uses her management knowledge and multicultural experience to help youths discover themselves and become better prepared to navigate their lives in the future.