“Why are you telling people you have problems?”
What happens when young people talk about mental health and struggles with mental illness? Too often, teenagers feel alone in their struggles – especially when adults dismiss their mental health needs.
But this episode of Degrassi Group Chat is a really cool example of the positive things that can happen when youth get a chance to open up about mental health.
Check out the conversation as these teens talk about their experiences with mental health struggles, what supports their self-care, and what they’d tell a young person who’s having a tough time. If that young person is you, try reaching out to the Kids Help Phone.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 5 Barriers Making It Harder to Get Mental Health Care If You’re Not White
- 3 Ways to Help Combat Ableism and Mental Health Stigma in Schools
- 5 Awesome Ways Feminism Is Good for Your Mental Health
Degrassi Group Chat is a new digital series created by the folks at Degrassi. In this raw and candid series, Degrassi extends the conversation around topical teen issues featured in Degrassi: Next Class on Netflix, into the everyday lives and spaces of Generation Z. Degrassi Group Chat is produced by Krista Legault (@kristalegault) and Adamo Ruggiero (@adamoruggiero) – digital media professionals, youth advocates, and Full House super fans based in Toronto, Canada. Join in the conversation at @TheDotTV and @Degrassi.
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