Let’s Talk: Mental Health

Published on April 11th, 2020

Mental Health Toolkit

Stories from Young People

A playlist of videos about mental health, wellness, and connection.

For more information, check out the additional resources below:


  • Real Talk’s Teen Mental Health Resource Guide: A guide including more resources on how to stay happy and healthy during coronavirus. 
  • Young Minds: Young Minds provides a list of resources on coronavirus and mental health created by a youth-led mental health organization. 
  • Above the Noise • PBS: For all of us stuck at home, coping with changes to our social life, school life and work-life—let alone the looming threat of the pandemic—can really wear on our mental health. This episode of Above the Noise • PBS offers expert-approved tips for dealing with these new stresses. We were proud to partner with KQED Education on a special series of Above the Noise videos about COVID-19 issues that impact young people. 

Understanding Mental Health and Wellness: 

  • Headspace: Headspace is a free meditation app including exercises for anxiety, sleep, general meditation, and workouts. 
  • Rest for Resistance: Rest for Resistance supports wellbeing by uplifting & creating original writing & art by QTPoC  
  • Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Clinic: Information to help you handle anxiety, stress, depression, and more.  
  • NAMI: Common warning signs and symptoms of mental illness 

Staying Connected: 

  • Trevor Space: Trevor Space is an affirming international community for LGBTQ+ young people ages 13-24. 
  • Seize the Awkward: Ways to support a friend who is struggling with mental health (e.g., starting a conversation; showing care) 
  • Marco Polo: An app that combines texting, video chats, and social media to connect with your friends
  • Netflix Party: Watch a show or movie with your friends and chat real-time

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