#MyYoungerSelf Information

More than three dozen actors, Olympians, authors, comedians, and businesspeople share messages of hope with their younger selves

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The campaign returns on May 1st, bringing together more than three dozen actors, Olympians, authors, comedians, businesspeople and others to share personal videos throughout the month, speaking movingly to their younger selves about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder.

The goal of #MyYoungerSelf  is to eliminate stigma by showing children and adolescents that there is a bright future if they open up and ask for help.

Check out this years’ teaser:

#MyYoungerSelf 2018 Teaser

MyYoungerSelf 2018 is coming! We’ll share a new video every day in May, featuring some familiar faces giving advice to their younger selves.

Each day in May, the Child Mind Institute will unveil a video by a prominent individual speaking to his or her younger self about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder. #MyYoungerSelf is part of Speak Up for Kids, the Child Mind Institute’s campaign to raise public awareness for the 1 in 5 children who struggle.

Tell your own story about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder and join the #MyYoungerSelf movement. Click here!