Due to his keen interest and passion for neuroscience, Narang’s current non-profit initiative is Our Teen Brains (https://ourteenbrains.org). The goal of this initiative is to spread awareness about the developing teen brain and explain to teenagers and adults alike that during the teenage years we are more susceptible to peer influences and pressure. Additionally, Narang indicates that during brain development, teenagers are more likely to experience depression and other mental health disorders. He hopes to motivate teenagers with mental health issues to seek help from professionals without shame.
He further points out that the connections in the development of cortical regions, such as the prefrontal cortex of the frontal lobe of the brain, relate to changes in behavioral conditions and mood amongst teenagers. Narang is a strong advocate of school involvement in teen mental health. “I feel understanding teen brains is very important and every high school should teach this as a mandatory education. Towards that goal, I am in the process of connecting with our city council and our congressman to ensure that study of adolescent teen brains and the strong connection to the teens’ mental health is ensured in our local schools,” says Narang.