Monitoring mental health needs among female and non-binary, LGBTQ, youth of color and connecting them with high quality resources
Real Talk is a mobile app that connects teens with authentic stories and trusted resources on sensitive topics. We crowdsource stories from teens on sexual health, mental health, and identity-related topics, carefully screen and curate all content, and pair each story with a high quality online resource. During COVID-19, we have pivoted to focus specifically on emerging mental health needs among female and non-binary, LGBTQ, youth of color and connecting teens with referrals and wraparound mental health supports.
What is the need are you focusing on?
During a time when schools, workplaces, and entire cities have shut down, people from around the world mobilized at lightning speed to gather essential resources. Few of these resources, however, focus on the mental and emotional needs of youth. Real Talk began collecting stories from teens about their experiences during the pandemic a few weeks ago and our data shows that teens are experiencing significant mental and emotional health concerns that have been caused or magnified by the Covid-19 outbreak. We are quickly working to monitor mental health needs and connect our users with additional support they may need.