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.

Talking to Youth

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.

How Parents Can Talk to Children guide

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.