About Mental Illness
HelpLine 800-950-6264, or
chat online. In a
crisis, call or text 988.
Support & Education
Learn the common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents
Learn more about common mental health condotions that affect millions.
Depression & Anxiety: Mental Health Advocate Goes Viral
Content note: This video includes a frank discussion of suicide.
Lauren walked into high school and a world of bullying. Living with undiagnosed anxiety and depression, she found herself emotionally reeling. Lauren had recently found an escape in her online makeup videos. Channeling her pain, she decided that she had had enough, and created “Labels,” a video short that put words into action to raise awareness and give voice to teens across the country who were facing a similar reality of bullying and stigma. Things went viral and launched Lauren on a path that brought her more pain, hope and recovery. She found support, a platform and community through NAMI and NAMIWalks. This is her story.