It’s Okay to Talk About It, ‘Let’s Talk About It”

Encouraging people that it’s okay to talk about your mental health

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  • Education

Are you employed by T-Mobile or related to an employee of T-Mobile?

  • No

Eligibility: Date of Birth

06/07/1996

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Date You Started Your Project Started

07/19

Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Idea (hoping to get started in the future)

1. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

Mental health. Because not a lot of people of my race feel free to talk about it.

2. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

By encouraging and reaching out to people who doesn’t have resources

3. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project?

Because I suffer from mental issues and when I tried to talk about it to my friends they laughed about it.

4. Selfie Elevator Pitch: Include 1-minute video that answers the following “I am stepping up to make change because...”

I know there’s someone who will benefit from it

5. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.

It will help out reach out

6. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

Not a lot of programs are out there to encourage people of my race

7. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

Had made my friends feel like it’s okay to talk about it

8. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

To open my website where people are able to communicate their feelings and reach people worldwide

9. Which of the following types of expertise would be most useful for you?

  • Research

10. Finances: If applicable, have you mobilized any of the following resources so far?

  • Friend support

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 1 [optional] Which of the following categories do you identify with?

  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian, etc) (8)

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 2 [optional] Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities?

  • No, I do not identify with an underrepresented community

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • T-Mobile page or contact

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Discussing mental health with one who suffers from their own can be quite difficult. Those struggling have silent screams for help and some keep it to themselves as some depict having mental issues make them sound weak and vulnerable. So with the idea of presenting people with the comfort to talk about their issues not only creates more opportunities to assist but also helps create trust with one another.

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