WN2T is aimed at raising awareness, reducing stigma and changing the community conversation around youth mental illness.

Watch Our Videos on the Stories page.

Need help finding help?

Our resources page has contact information for local and national mental health organizations as well as useful information to guide you in finding the right help for you.

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Telling Their Own Stories

Sharing personal stories and professional perspectives is a powerful way to help decrease the stigma associated with mental illness. It also helps empower others to speak up and ask for help.

Find out more about other youth mental health related events happening in the community.

Listen and Learn

The We Need to Talk podcast series explores topics surrounding youth mental health with leading local experts.

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Suicide is a leading cause of death in young people ages 10-24 years of age.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Youth on The Site


All of the kids featured on the "We Need to Talk" website live in the metro Detroit area. We are extremely grateful for their participation and willingness to share their stories and insights. Many of the teens are also participants in Friendship Circle's UMatter program. We are greatly appreciative for the support and partnership of everyone involved in UMatter. Learn more here.

Do you have a story you’d like to share?

We’re always looking to expand the conversation about youth mental health.
Let us know.