Let’s Talk: Mental Health

Peer Health Exchange Team
The COVID-19 crisis isn’t just impacting the physical health of people all over the world. It’s also impacting mental health, and many young people don’t have access to the knowledge, skills, and resources we need to make healthy decisions, which can make managing mental health even harder during this challenging time. We’ve compiled the ...

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