Mental Health is Health
JED & MTV have worked together on award-winning mental health storytelling and campaigns for 15 years.
JED is now a founding partner in MTV Entertainment Group’s new Mental Health is Health initiative, an online resource designed to start conversations, encourage help-seeking, and share tools to help us take care of ourselves and the people we know and love. The site gives us access to tips, tools, and support — including articles and videos — by helping us explore how we’re feeling (lonely, sad, angry), what we’re experiencing (break-ups, discrimination), or conditions (depression, eating disorders) we need to manage.
Mental Health is Health offers the shared experiences, perspectives, and advice of a diverse group of storytellers and experts, because when we hear real stories from people who’ve overcome emotional challenges or who are living with mental health conditions, it helps us to feel less alone, find hope, and take action to get support and feel better.
Guide to Mental Health Storytelling
The Mental Health Media Guide, spearheaded by MTV/Viacom and developed by a coalition of mental health experts, leaders from mental health organizations, and a broad range of creative, production, and business professionals from media and entertainment companies, is a groundbreaking, comprehensive resource for content creators. Designed to help expand positive mental health portrayals, this interactive tool includes best practices and evidence-based recommendations to support storytellers with an eye towards representing diverse communities.