HELP TEENAGERS FIND THE WORDS FOR THEIR MENTAL HEALTH EXPERIENCES
Conversations come in many shapes and sizes. Some of the biggest barriers to getting support for a mental illness come from inside ourselves. We think, “this will go away on its own,” or “I’m sure I’m strong enough to handle this without help.”
Art With Impact’s unique programs use film and creativity to explore diverse experiences and emotions so that young people can find their voice, feel heard and connect with the resources they need to support their well-being.
We connect high school students with mental health resources at the ages when most mental illnesses first appear.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 75% of mental illnesses first appear by the age of 25
Our young people shouldn’t have to face issues like depression, anxiety or eating disorders alone. With your support we can use the emotional power of film to connect them with the support they need.
Your donation to Art With Impact will put our educators into classrooms so they give young people space to speak about their mental health without judgment and learn where to turn for support.
- I feel safe to talk about my life/difficulties in this environment. I was really about to connect with the videos. – Student, Skyline College May 2016
- It was informative and reassuring to know you’re not alone. – Student, CSU Channel Islands Feb 2016
- I learned that film is a very powerful effective tool for spreading awareness on mental illness. – Student, Poly High School May 2017
Donate today so more teenagers can get the help they need!