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#MyYoungerSelf Media Coverage

May 3, 2018

E! News Online

Olympic Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Empowers Introverts With Heartfelt Message

The two-time Olympic gold medalist has partnered with The Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf campaign to help end the stigma of mental health and learning disorders by sharing her own experience as a self-described introvert.
May 24, 2018


CBS Sports Online

Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin opens up about her anxiety: ‘It’s OK to be shy’
May 24, 2018


Associated Press

Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

That’s why the Child Mind Institute, which provides mental health services to children and families, enlisted the help of dozens of celebrities for its new campaign called #MyYoungerSelf for May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month. It asks celebrities what they would tell the younger version of themselves.
May 17, 2018


New York Daily News Online

SEE IT: Comedian Sarah Silverman talks about mental health 

Sarah Silverman is funny. She also struggles with depression. And in a message she recorded on her cell phone to support The Child Mind Institute‘s #MyYoungerSelf campaign, the “I Love You” host says it’s all good.

“There is no part of you that you should be ashamed of. You are exactly who you’re supposed to be. And the only person qualified to even be you is you,” Silverman says in the video made available on Wednesday. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
May 16, 2018



Kristen Bell, Sarah Silverman, others address their younger self
May 17, 2018 

Josh Gad Reveals He Experienced ‘Extreme Anxiety’: I ‘Thought I Was Having a Heart Attack’
May 18, 2018


Gabrielle Union’s PTSD PSA With Child Mind Institute

The “Breaking In” actress discusses overcoming PTSD in her PSA with E! and Child Mind Institute.

May 11, 2018


Gabrielle Union Opens Up About Battling PTSD After Surviving Sexual Assault

The actress teamed up with the Child Mind Institute for their 2nd annual #MyYoungerSelf campaign, where celebrities, athletes, and various stars share their own experiences with mental illness.
May 11,208
Mayim Bialik on Her Struggle with Depression and Seeking Help ‘Like Your Life Depends on It’

“I think what I would have liked to tell my younger self about my mental health is that there are answers,” she says. “For me, some of those answers I had to wait years to find and I needed to get different help, which ended up being really the right kind of help.”
May 10, 2018


FOX News

Mayim Bialik reveals struggle with anxiety, depression

In a candid video for Child Mind Institute’s mental health awareness campaign, the star openly talked about her battle with depression.

May 10, 2018



Mayim Bialik opens up about depression struggle, urges others to seek help

The “Big Bang Theory” star is the latest celebrity to participate in The Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf social media campaign to help end the stigma around mental health and learning disorders. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, celebrities are recording homemade videos of themselves sharing details of their struggles along with inspiring words of advice they’d give their younger selves.

May 10, 2018

Celebs Like Kristen Bell Lead #MyYoungerSelf Campaign to Call Out Mental Health Struggles in Children

What do Elsa’s sister, the most successful Olympian, and a Dawson’s Creek actor have in common? They all grew up with a mental illness or learning disorder. Now, those stars—Kristen Bell, Michael Phelps, and James Van Der Beek—are sharing their stories with the world.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Child Mind Institute has teamed up with actors, athletes, social influencers, and businesspeople in a new campaign called #MyYoungerSelf.
May 8, 2018


Rolling Stone
Mark Ronson Talks Teenage Panic Attacks for Mental Health Awareness Month

The “Uptown Funk” star encourages viewers to unearth “the root” of their panic disorders and develop tools to handle the attacks, including breathing techniques and meditation. “There’s nothing strange or weird about you for having it,” he adds.

May 7, 2018
ICYMI: Brittany Snow Gets Candid About Her Eating Disorder & Mental Health Struggles Along with Countless Others

People from all walks of life can struggle with mental health. Just ask Brittany Snow! For the second installment of The Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf social media campaign, the Pitch Perfect actress opened up about her past battle with an eating disorder, and addressed her ongoing fight with anxiety and depression.

May 7, 2018


USA Today: For the Win

Tim Howard shares the powerful advice he’d give to his younger self

Goalkeeper Tim Howard, who has long been open about the challenges of having Tourette syndrome, shared the advice he would give to his younger self as part of a series for the Child Mind Institute’s Mental Health Awareness month.

May 6, 2018
E! Online
James Van Der Beek Delivers Inspiring Message to Fans With Dyslexia

James Van Der Beek won’t let a learning disorder prevent his dreams from becoming a reality.
It’s no secret that the actor has found huge success in and out of Hollywood after starring in Dawson’s Creek, Mercy and more hit projects. But what some fans may not know is that the proud dad and husband is also dyslexic.

May 2, 2018


Andy Cohen NBC PSA #MyYoungerSelf

Debra Messing NBC PSA

Howie Mandel NBC PSA

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

NBC Nightly News highlights a new campaign hopes to help young people struggling with mental health.

With the hashtag #MyYoungerSelf, a group of celebrities discuss their own struggles to help erase the stigma and encourage kids to get help.

May 1, 2018


Today on NBC

#MyYoungerSelf campaign aims to help young people with mental health and learning disorders

A special initiative featuring celebrities and role models aims at helping the millions of children who are battling anxiety, depression and other forms of mental health disorders. NBC’s Cynthia McFadden reports for TODAY on the #MyYoungerSelf campaign.

May 2, 2018


E! News

Kristen Bell is reflecting on the importance of self-love.

The actress has partnered with The Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf campaign to help end the stigma of mental health and learning disorders by sharing her own experience with anxiety and depression.

May 1, 2018



Kristen Bell, on what she would tell her younger self while suffering from anxiety and depression, for The Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf social media campaign.

May 1, 2018


E! News

James Van Der Beek delivers inspiring message to fans with dyslexia.

May 2, 2018



Kristen Bell shares authentic advice about anxiety she’d give her younger self.

May 2, 2018



Kristen Bell advises those with depression: ‘Don’t be fooled’ by Instagram.

May 1, 2018