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Brave Diaries

Brave Diaries is a first-of-its-kind digital community of teen storytellers who are going on the record about their mental health journeys. These are personal, unfiltered accounts from young people who are living with or recovering from a mental illness or substance abuse disorder.

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Brave Diaries is a first-of-its-kind digital community of teen storytellers who are going on the record about their mental health journeys. These are personal, unfiltered accounts from young people who are living with or recovering from a mental illness or substance abuse disorder. 

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About The Series

The Brave Diaries video series is a community of teen storytellers who are going on the record about their mental health journeys. The daily diaries are personal, unfiltered accounts from young people who are living with or recovering from a mental health condition or substance abuse. Brave Teens seeks to break down stigmas and help young people struggling with mental health challenges.

Production Credit

Brave Diaries 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
John Wilson, Executive Producer
Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Executive Producer
Beth Murphy, Director, Co-Producer
Patrice Howard, Producer

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.

Inspired by This is MY BRAVE, founded by Jennifer Marshall.

Funding Credit

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.

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