Being a teenager is difficult no matter what, and the coronavirus disease is making it even harder. With school closures and cancelled events, many teens are missing out on some of the biggest moments of their young lives — as well as everyday moments like chatting with friends and participating in class. No one should struggle with the issues surrounding mental health in silence. The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month, and Menlo Park-based SafeSpace knows mental illness is a manageable condition, not a moral failure.
Check out their short film Many Generations, One Conversation about families who share their own experiences, misperceptions and current views on teen mental health. These cross generational conversations address cultural norms and provide guidance to families navigating their own mental health challenges.