Gabby Sidibe & Child Mind Institute Launch Getting Better Together Campaign For Mental Health Month
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, The Child Mind Institute launched the Getting Better Together campaign in which celebrities, kids, and teens share their personal stories to encourage kids who may be struggling, especially amid a pandemic to ask for help.
NAACP Image Award winner Gabby Sidibe who is known for her role in Lee Daniels’s film Precious, shared how when she was younger no one listened to her cries for help, so she decided to seek help on her own.
“When I was around 19 or 20, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and an eating disorder. And I remember having almost no one, really, to turn to.” “Everyone would tell me that I was young and too young to feel sad all the time and too young to be stressed out.” “I found my own doctors and my own treatment programs, and I found really my own ability to save myself.”
In a statement, Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, president of The Child Mind Institute says, “Our children continue to face great challenges after a year of far-reaching disruption brought by the pandemic.” The messages from these role models and brave children go a long way to offer hope, encouragement and inspiration.”
Other notable celebrities who made videos that will be shared throughout May include Lexi Underwood, Bebe Rexha, and Zoe Saldana. A new video will be released daily on the Child Mind Institute's social platforms.