In the Media
Grit & Grace: Mental Health & Anxiety
Kids work to change cultural perceptions of mental health
If you take a broader look at suicide rates across cultures, it’s clear many communities are struggling to stop suicides.
Younger Americans who’ve got roots across the globe say culture can impact the mental health discussion.
Youth share their mental health stories in an attempt to shatter the stigma
by Genevieve Reaume, KATU News
In an effort to shatter the stigma around mental health, an organization called ASHA International, based in Beaverton, is making storytelling personal.
“To give hope to others like myself,” ASHA International founder and President Gayathri Ramprasad said. “To let them know that they’re not alone, that they, too, can recover and thrive.”
The power of a story:
by Morgan Romero, Portland OR
Those struggling with mental illness share stories of hope at 'My Story My Superpower' show
Sharing our stories has the power to bring people together to make them feel like they're not alone and ultimately save lives.
That intention is at the heart of an upcoming show, "My Story My Superpower," in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Mental Health in High Schools
ASHA International’s “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” program brings storytellers to high schools to share their personal experiences with mental illness and start conversations with students about mental health. Bekah Miles, one of the storytellers, joins us.