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How Do I Start a Conversation about Mental Health?

Speaking up can be hard. Matt and Faiza talk to guests about what mental health is and how to open up about our emotions and experiences. Check out Well Being’s Mental Health Language Guide for more resources.

Student voices include Vincent from Holbrook Middle-High School in Holbrook, MA; Damya from Lincoln Charter High School in Lincolnton, NC; Ashley from Haldane High School in Cold Spring, NY; Neena from Dominion High School in Sterling, VA; and Deesha from Etowah High School in Woodstock, GA. This episode was produced by Student Reporting Labs Youth Media Producer Briget Ganske, with help from production assistant, Jaylah Moore Ross.

Related Series & Films 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.