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This May actors, athletes, social influencers, businesspeople and more are sending messages of hope about their experience growing up with a mental health or learning disorder. People like you are responding with their own stories.

With your support, more young people will hear the message:
You’re not alone. Ask for help.

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Make your own #MyYoungerSelf video and join the movement. Your message about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder could help young people who still struggle. You’ve been there. Be there for them.

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About #MyYoungerSelf

Every day in May we’re sharing honest stoires from public figures 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 and counter the stigma for the 1 in 5 children struggling with these disorders.

With the right care and support, we can help children reach their full potential in school and in life.
That’s the mission of the Child Mind Institute, and our vision for a movement.

It’s time to end the stigma. Help us speak up for kids by sharing these brave stories, and telling your own.

Press Inquiries: For more information about the #MyYoungerSelf campaign or the Child Mind Institute, please contact, or (646) 625-4341