Brave Teens is a digital-first documentary about the mission to end stigma around mental health challenges, starting with the next generation. In this character-driven vérité film, we go behind-the-scenes of a high school stage production that welcomes teens from all walks of life to stand up on stage and bravely share their mental health stories without fear, shame or stigma. Premieres October 2021.
Brave High is co-produced by WETA and Principle Pictures and features storytellers from This Is My Brave, an organization that uses performing arts to fight stigma around mental health challenges and addiction.
Kelly Deckert, Executive Producer
Justin Rhodes, Executive Producer
Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Executive Producer
John Wilson, Executive Producer
Beth Murphy, Director, Co-Producer
Patrice Howard, Producer
Inspired by This is My Brave, founded by Jennifer Marshall.
Special thanks to Wendy Shattuck, Fred and Michelle Grubb, Kris Trustey, Maribeth Brostowski, Suzanne Garverich, Mary Susan Hulefeld, Sumner Saitz, Tara Dean, Lauren Chiarello, Crystal Kjelsberg, Alison Lehane, Jane Tyler, Julia Carpenter- Conlin, Jennifer Famiglietti, Kathryn Burns, Terry Logan, Margaret Catagnus, Kristin Pedemonti, and Margaret Martin.
Support for the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project provided by Otsuka, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, One Mind, Movember, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dana Foundation, Dauten Family Foundation, The Hersh Foundation, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, John & Frances Von Schlegell, Sutter Health, Robina Riccitiello, and Jackson Family Enterprises.
Partners include CALL TO MIND at American Public Media, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, WE Organization, Forbes, PEOPLE, Mental Health America, National Council for Behavioral Health, The Steve Fund, and The Jed Foundation.