Let’s talk about mental health
Youth advocates share mental health tips and what young people can do to take care of themselves.
As a young person, it can be hard to open up about our feelings and what we are experiencing. Starting the conversation is the first step to getting the help you may need.
These youth activists from Jamaica, Nepal, the United States and Zimbabwe answer questions on how young people can improve their mental health and share their own experiences on what it’s like being a young person.
Jamaica: Ree-Anna Robinson
"There must be someone on this planet that you trust with your feelings and emotions. Try to confide in them."
Nepal: Shitanshu Dhakal
"Make mental health a normal part of your conversation. Check up on each other from time to time."
Unites States: Carmel Alshaibi
"The challenge isn’t about giving young people a voice but getting ensuring that adults in the room are willing to listen."
Zimbabwe: Takudzwa Dongo
"World leaders must promote youth leadership and participation in decision making that affects young people."