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Empathy Is an Integral Part of Mental Health Treatment and Support

Dr. Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America, shares some sage advice for parents and teens.

Dr. Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America, shares some sage advice for parents and teens.

Social media has had an indelible impact on the way teens view themselves and their decision-making. Sydnee, Lexi and Amber share some of the themes they explore on their Therapy Thursdays.

This clip is a segment from the Pittsburgh Well Beings Tour event, Healthy Connections: Teens, Parents, Educators, & Mental Health, hosted by public media station WQED.

The Well Beings Tour is a series of community-based outreach events hosted by local public media stations across the country to demystify and normalize mental health matters, address discrimination and stigma, and encourage compassion. Check our tour schedule to learn more.

WellBeings.org is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741), or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.