We must engage youth through purposeful connections to issues they care about. Most youth have personal experiences with issues related to mental health. Teens can play a critical role in decreasing this stigma. The Youth Action Board provides teens the resources to create an arts-based project each year that illuminates the darkness around mental health, helps people learn to listen, and normalizes mental health as part of all of our stories. Almost all of the teens we've talked to have already supported a friend in with a mental health problem. We give teens a creative platform to share information and resources to the reduce mental health stigma.