Sometimes the advice you need can be found in a book or video. The good news is that there’s many to choose from.

There is a wealth of information on the mental health issues that affect young people. Learn from others, as well as experts in the field.

Emotional pain can be hard to spot. And even harder to talk about.

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.

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


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Kids 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.