August 10 – The Greatest College Health Guide You Never Knew You Needed

Calling all high school and college students! Are you feeling anxious about the transition from high school to college or the transition from childhood to adulthood? Do you have questions about how to take care of yourself? What to eat? How to stay motivated? How to check in with your mental health? Jill and Dave Henry answer all of the burning questions in this episode of Normalize The Conversation.

August 17 – Herbert’s Story: From Depression to Mental Health Speaker

Have you ever struggled with feelings of depression? Walk through Herbert’s lowest moments to their journey of hope and advocacy with us as they bravely share their story. Today, Herbert is a speaker for chat.org and discusses the amazing work they accomplish together.

August 24 – Suicide Survivor, Emma Benoit Spreading Hope

From a suicide attempt that left Emma paralyzed at the age of 16 to an advocate for awareness, prevention, and hope, this episode dives deep into Emma’s story. Following her story, Emma opens up about the importance of opening the conversation on mental health to our youth and young adults. Join us as we discuss the aftermath of her suicide attempt, from conversations with loved ones to opening the conversation with her peers, Emma shares all.

August 31 – ALGEE: An Acronym For Mental Health

A – Approach and assess

L – Listen nonjudgmentally

G – Give reassurance and information

E – Encourage appropriate professional help

E – Encourage self-help

What’s your purpose? In this episode of Normalize The Conversation, Christina Aldan shares her journey into becoming a mental health first aider and opens up about their role in a crisis, using acronym ALGEE.

September 7 – Schizophrenia On The Streets In NYC

After being misdiagnosed at age 18 with bipolar, Schizophrenia Activist, Michelle Hammer, recounts her journey to receiving a proper diagnosis of schizophrenia. Michelle breaks down the symptoms she experiences while debunking many myths associated with schizophrenia. With vulnerability and openness, she shares some of the most positive and negative interactions she has encountered starting conversations about mental health. Join us as we explore schizophrenia and the importance of opening the conversation.

September 14 – The Intersection of Social Media and Mental Health

Does social media really impact you? Looking at it from both a consumer and creator side, digital artist, health & wellness advocate, and model, Gigi Robinson explores the intersection of social media and mental health in this new episode of Normalize The Conversation. Join us as Gigi breaks down a few of the ways social media can impact mental health of both consumers and creators, from the mindset of “I want to do more and achieve more faster” to the comparison game.

September 21 – Candace Opens Up About Challenges She Faced Within The Mental Health System

Looking back at her recovery journey in the hospital and psych ward, Candace Jones shares some of the biggest positives and negatives that came out of it. She also opens up about the 3 biggest opportunities for improvement that she personally would like to see as well as struggles she faced along the way.

September 28 – What Is The Teen Mental Health Crisis?

From 2009 to 2021, the share of American high-school students who say they feel “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” rose from 26 percent to 44 percent, according to a new CDC study. Dr. Natanya Wachtel joins the conversation to break down the fallacies and forces behind the struggles of teens and young adults.