Youth Speak out about Mental Health

Youth and young adults were asked help break the stigma surrounding mental health by submitting videos to the Wisconsin USA TODAY NETWORK. One of the winning videos (shared below), shows the vision these youth have for a stigma free community and what they wish society would know about mental health.

Kids in Crisis video contest: Jen Killam

Jen Killam took to the hallways of Hortonville High School to ask students what they wish society understood about mental health. Explaining that mental health challenges are not a choice and not a source of shame, the students break down stigma with their own words.

Posted by Green Bay Press-Gazette on Monday, May 1, 2017

It’s important for people living with mental health conditions to know that they are not alone. Sharing a story about your personal experiences with mental health challenges can help in your own recovery as well as provide encouragement and support to others with similar experiences.
NAMI offers two safe, moderated spaces for sharing stories and creative expression. Click here to learn more about you can share your personal story.