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May 2017 Mental Health Month: Celebs Share #MyYoungerSelf Stories [VIDEO]

Update Date: May 01, 2017 06:23 AM EDT
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The topic of mental health has remained a taboo for some, despite the latest advancements throughout the years. Check out how prominent Hollywood personalities participate in the advocacy.

What You Should Know About "Speak Up for Kids"

The mental health industry is celebrating the 30-day long awareness event this month. Child Mind Institute (CMI) will kick off the celebration with the help of various Hollywood stars. They will share their own childhood stories using the #MyYoungerSelf campaign.

The organization founded "Speak Up for Kids" seven years ago. Their mission is to share the current status of mental health among children today. It also aims to educate people on how they can further help and lift up the younger generation.

Based on the recent studies, there are 17 million cases of children having learning disorders than other illnesses in the United States alone. They are more prone to various elements that may hinder them in progressing in the society. PR News Wire added that there are currently reports that involved criminal cases among juveniles and situations where they fail at school.

#MyYoungerSelf Stories To Debut This May

Thirty-six selected individuals will lend their hand in eliminating the wrong misconception about mental health-related issues. The list includes Hollywood celebrities and other well-known personalities.

Dr. Harold Koplewicz is the founding president of the organization. He expressed his thanks to everyone who helped in the said project. According to him, "I know that their inspiring stories will help millions of families open up about their own mental health and learning disorders and seek out the help their children deserve."

The website will post various childhood photos and personal videos each day of May. They already shared a one-minute clip, featuring Oscar winner Emma Stone last weekend. You may check out the video below.

Other Hollywood stars such as Jesse Eisenberg, Lena Dunham, Colton Haynes, Jay Leno, and Keke Palmer are participating as well. Joining them are notable figures in different industries such as sports, fashion design, academics, literature, and more.

You may get the latest #MyYoungerSelf stories on the official website in celebration of the Mental Health Awareness month. Stay tuned for more updates.

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