Through this free classroom presentation, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the 50-minute presentation, a young adult living with mental illness tells her or his story about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped.
kids experiences a mental health condition; only 20% of them actually get help
of students ages 14+ with a mental health condition will drop out of school
the age range for which suicide is the second-leading cause of death
Moving stories from positive role models have the power to change peoples’ views. The discussion gives students the rare opportunity to ask questions about mental health challenges to people who have lived it. The presentation’s message of empathy and hope encourages students to actively care for themselves and their friends. It also teaches them it’s okay to talk about what they’re feeling.