and spread the word that storytelling can save lives
OUR TURN TO TALK is more than a film. It’s a call to action. We created it with you in mind to help start important conversations about mental health in your school, community, and home.
Click one of the screening buttons below to enter your info and access everything you need for a successful in-person or virtual event! Looking for something extra special? Get in touch to invite a teen featured in the film+podcast, the film directors/producers, and/or experts within the OUR TURN TO TALK network to participate in your event.
“Our Turn To Talk authentically elevates the perspectives of youth and young adults to influence the mental health conversation, while communicating to teens everywhere that their story matters and can save lives."
- ALISON MALMON, Founder and Executive Director, Active Minds
“Our Turn To Talk is a powerful call to action...at times heartbreaking and at times hope-filled. It's being released into a world that truly needs it. There is so much to learn from these brave teens and parents."
- PAM N. (High School Counselor)
“Our Turn To Talk is a ground-breaking documentary for GenZ. There's more and more evidence that storytelling is connected to better mental health outcomes and that storytelling really can save lives. It's a must-watch film to help start this important conversation in our homes, classrooms and communities."
- JENNIFER MARSHALL, Co-Founder, This Is My Brave
“Such a big part of our world as school counselors is how much we help students with coping. And that's why I love this film because it really gives them a head start... "
- DEIRDRA HAWKES, Director of Programs and Advocacy, American School Counselor Association
“Amazing film - so important, so timely. Anyone who knows teenagers needs to see this."
- NICOLE, Parent of 4 teens
PAST & UPCOMING SCREENINGS
American School Counselors Association (ASCA) - annual conference - July 10, 2022
Google HQ, New York NY - December 13, 2022
Virginia Epsicopal School, Lynchburg VA - January 2023
Youth Move Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA - March 20, 2023
NAMI Howard County, Ellicot City MD - April 26, 2023
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Boston MA - May 2, 2023
Trailside Middle School, Ashburn VA - May 3, 2023
Camden County Family Support Organization, Camden NJ - May 4, 2023
Empowered Voices, Tulsa OK - May 9, 2023
First Coast YMCA, Jacksonville FL - May 9, 2023
Sage Therapeutics, Boston MA - May 9, 2023
Samskara Yoga/Om Float, Ashburn VA - May 18, 2023 - MTV Mental Health Action Day
National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMICon annual conference, Minneapolis MN - May 24, 2023
Active Minds, University of Colorado at Denver - May 25, 2023
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.