I’m Janis Whitlock, a mental health specialist and Senior Advisor at The Jed Foundation (JED). As you continue to navigate an unusual and unpredictable school year, ask me anything about how to support the mental health of yourself and your friend...
As a psychologist and public health specialist who has spent my career focused on social, emotional and mental health promotion, I know that talking about mental health isn’t always easy, but it can help a ton!
This fall we’re facing an unpredictable school year, which means it’s especially important to check in with a friend about how they’re doing. Now more than ever, it can make a huge difference. In the lead up to World Mental Health Day (10/10), I’m excited to help in any way I can.
Have questions about supporting a friend’s mental health? Looking for tips to keep the conversation going once you’ve started talking? Ask me anything!
Thanks everyone for joining my AMA about mental health. If you’re looking for more resources on how to support yourself and your friends, head to www.SeizeTheAwkward.org.