May 2021 

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! Check out our NEW youth-focused film series and upcoming virtual tour events focusing on the impact of economic disparity on mental health.

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How One Teen’s Suicide Attempt Led to a Life-Changing App

Overwhelmed and reeling from a suicide attempt, Hannah Lucas and her brother set out to develop an app — and now it's saving lives. In this short documentary, mental health activist Hannah Lucas shares the story of her chronic illness diagnosis and the struggles with anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation that came with it. After a startling suicide attempt, she and her brother decided to develop an app for people who are struggling to reach out to loved ones when they need help.

This film is part of the Well Beings Out of the Dark docuseries showcasing the inspiring personal stories of the most influential youth activists in the mental health space. Each episode takes an in-depth look at the struggles each overcame, the impact of their work, and their continued mental health journeys.

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Share Your Story 

Your story matters to us each and every day. Share your mental health stories with us this month to be featured on our website story wall using the hashtag #WellBeings on social media. 

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Resource Guide

Throughout Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI shares resource guides, major events you don't want to miss, downloadable toolkits, and more. 


Upcoming Events     

Well Beings Tour

Join Well Beings, PBS SoCal, and KCET 28 on May 20th at 5 PM PT for a live virtual discussion exploring how we can lower barriers to mental health care on an individual, community, and structural level.

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Tell My Story

A grieving father searches for answers about his family's tragic loss. Stream the premiere of Tell My Story, a film with a powerful message about teen suicide



Use #WellBeings on social media posts to contribute your story, messages of encouragement, and favorite mental health resources to Well Beings Community Story Wall.

Support for the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project provided by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., 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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