This year for Mental Health Awareness Month we launched the Getting Better Together campaign and it has been a truly moving look at how we cope with stress, isolation and mental health challenges.
We were joined by old friends, including Child Mind Institute board member Emma Stone and past participants Zoe Saldana and Nicole Scherzinger, and met a group of new ones including Bebe Rexha, Harry Shum Jr., Billie Lourd, Gabourey Sidibe, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Jordana Brewster, Jazz Jennings, Diego Boneta, Lexi Underwood and Meg Donnelly.
And, for the first time we welcomed a wonderful group of kids from across the country who shared their experiences. Kids like Ellie, a 15-year-old from California who found herself struggling with anxiety. See what she had to say:
At the Getting Better Together landing page you can browse our video library and download thoughtful tip sheets featuring expert advice to help kids, teens and parents who are struggling with the “new normal” while trying to keep worries under control.
Blue Shield of California
This year we were also excited to welcome a sponsor for the campaign: Blue Shield of California. In addition to their support of Getting Better Together, we had the opportunity to partner with Blue Shield of California and their BlueSky initiative to create youth-focused guides to help parents better understand children’s mental health needs and work with their kids to find solutions. Explore the guides here.
“We applaud Blue Shield of California for the work they are doing through their BlueSky program to raise awareness and reduce stigma about youth mental health,” says Paul Mitrani, MD, PhD, the Child Mind Institute’s clinical director.
There has never been a more important time to invest in our children’s mental health and wellbeing. The Child Mind Institute is proud to support families and children as we work towards getting better together.