Last month, MTV released the documentary Each and Every Day: Stories of Survivors. This film features nine young people – including Emma, one of Outside In’s Peer Support Specialists – who share their honest and vulnerable stories of mental health and suicidal thoughts, in an effort to reduce the stigma around depression, trauma, and mental illness. We know this stigma keeps many people from seeking help, and at the heart of this film is the belief that talking about mental health is one of the key things that could save lives.
If you are a young person in need of support, YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. Call 877.968.8491 or text teen2teen to 839863 or email Teen2Teen@linesforlife.org to be connected with someone who can help.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255 to be connected with someone who can help.