Mental health stigma harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence and prevents them from seeking help. Talking about mental health helps other feel safe and less alone and helps to end stigma. Find out more in our guides to talking about mental health.

Youth Support

Youth Guide: How to Talk to a Friend guide, including how to start a conversation with a friend you’re worried about and how you can talk to friends about your mental health condition.

Parents Guide: How Parents and Trusted Adults Can Talk to Children

Say This, Not This Guide

We can take small steps to improve the language we use when talking about mental health to help other feel supportive and to help destigmatize mental health.