Sports Illustrated's "curviest model ever" Hunter McGrady dishes on how she saw herself as a teenager and everything she wishes she knew then from depression, friendship, the media, and finding your own self-worth. A JED Voices interview with comedian Liz Miele for Jed Foundation.
The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. To get help now Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) To get help or get involved visit: https://www.jedfoundation.org/
Mental health issues are a reality for millions of people across the country. Young people are especially at risk, with half of college students reporting that they have been stressed to a point where they couldn’t function during the past year. The impact of mental illness is so devastating that suicide is the third leading cause of death among all people ages 15-24.
The good news is that nearly all mental health issues can be improved with proper treatment. When we decrease the stigma around mental health and encourage help-seeking, we can change and save lives. Through Half of Us, mtvU and The JED Foundation aim to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.