Spaces designed by adults may not always be welcoming environments for youth, especially when it comes to sharing vulnerable topics like mental health. Listening to youth perspectives on what they need to feel safe and supported is vital to increasing the likelihood that they will seek the help of an adult when it matters most. The resources below from youth around the region provide practical suggestions about tangible actions you can take to help the youth around you feel safe and supported.

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The challenge is designed to spur change – in mindsets, behaviors, opportunities and practices. Please help us keep track of how individuals are engaging with the 21-Day Stigma Challenge resources and actions. Each action you take, each resource you review, will add a ticket in your name to the drawing for one of five $100 gift cards at the end of the challenge.

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Youth Recommendations

Review the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation’s Youth Wellness Initiative’s recommendations about how to improve youth mental health (pages 27-29).

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