Participate in “My Younger Self”

Share your experience and help young people struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

If you grew up with a mental health or learning disorder—or if you are growing up right now with one of these disorders— we need you to share your strength and hope. It can make a difference for the millions of young people who struggle. Be a part of the #MyYoungerSelf anti-stigma campaign, launching soon.

It’s easy! All we need is a 30-60 second video about what you’d tell your younger self if you could go back and share some advice.

Before you make your video, check out these simple guidelines. You can also watch a sample video from last year.

When you share your story about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder, you’ll join a movement of peers and prominent individuals and help us launch the 2018 #MyYoungerSelf campaign. Together we can spark a national conversation and speak up for kids!

Ready to send in your video?

Please provide the information below so we can contact you about your participation in #MyYoungerSelf. We won’t share this info, and will not contact you about other matters.

  • Tell us about you.
  • We can promote your profiles during #MyYoungerSelf; please put the links to your profiles here.
  • Upload from your computer or mobile file - just click Select File below.

    If your file is very high quality and large, please submit your video via WeTransfer by clicking this link. Note that you will still need to submit this form with your other details.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: mp4, mov, avi.
    • By clicking below, I acknowledge that I have (or if I am under 18 my legal guardian has) read, understood and agreed to the Terms of Use and Online Privacy Statement. I understand that by submitting a video I am granting Child Mind Institute, Inc. (CMI) the right to display the video on the CMI website as well as other CMI and third-party platforms.