OUR IMPACT PARTNERS
Active Minds is a national leader for young adult mental health advocacy and suicide prevention. In more than 1,000 schools, communities and workplaces nationwide, Active Minds has 600 student-led chapters and is active in 1,000 schools, communities and workplaces nationwide. Active Minds is including the film + podcast in its 600+ chapter resources.
JED's programs - focused on protecting emotional health and preventing suicide - reach millions of young people each year through work in high schools and on college campuses. We partnered with JED to create the OUR TURN TO TALK Playbook, a digital discussion + resources guide. JED's website also features the film + podcast series and complementary resources.
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselor's efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and beyond. ASCA provides professional development to school counselors around the globe and featured the film during its 2022 National Conference and also with an exclusive screening + discussion for its 40,000 members to inspire screenings in middle and high schools nationwide.
KyleCares is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open and honest communication about the mental health challenges experienced by teens and young adults in today’s society. They aim to eliminate student self-harm and suicide by creating school environments where students and caregivers have the confidence and support to seek help without shame or hesitation.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Our partnership includes NAMICon presentations and chapter screenings across the country.
Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Their goal, like ours, is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. The Minding Your Mind website features Our Turn to Talk as one of their core Student Programs.
Our Minds Matter is a student-led club in high schools across the United States. Students promote social connectedness and encourage friends and peers to seek help when they need it. Our Minds Matter shares the film and podcast with their club leaders for use during club meetings.
This Is My Brave empowers people to put their names and faces on their true stories of recovery from mental illness and addiction and was our partner org for production of the film and Season One of the podcast series. With them and the University of South Florida’s Stigma Action Research (STAR) Lab, we are conducting qualitative and quantitative research to understand the impact of storytelling on reducing stigma and increasing positive attitudes toward mental health treatment.
Principle Pictures / creators of OUR TURN TO TALK are part of an unprecedented coalition of more than 60 entertainment industry partners and mental health expert organizations united to redefine the narrative around mental health through programming and research on media representation. This Coalition launched the Mental Health Storytelling Guide in 2021 to equip storytellers with a comprehensive, interactive tool for telling authentic stories about mental health and is now shaping conversations and advancing research.
WETA is the flagship public media station in our nation’s capital and our co-production partner for the Our Turn To Talk documentary film. Its digital platform, WellBeings.org, works to destigmatize mental health through storytelling.
Mental Health Storytelling Initiative
OUR TURN TO TALK is co-produced by Principle Pictures and WETA and is inspired by This is My Brave, an organization that uses performing arts to fight stigma around mental health challenges and addiction, founded by Jennifer Marshall.
Special thanks to our clinical advisors Kyaien O. Conner, PhD, LSW, MPH and Tammy George, MSW, LCSW. Theme music by Merel & Tony. Additional music by Anthony Barilla.