[This article is part of a youth ministry series we have been writing about for years. Click the link to check out all of the other articles we have here.]
The phrase, “It’s okay to not be okay” is becoming one of the biggest phrases for mental illness and those who have stigma about mental health. We actually did our own devotional post on this phrase, but for pastors with anxiety.
For pastors, do you know how your teenagers are doing? They have never been a teenager at their age, let alone through a pandemic. They don’t have answers to this, just like it seems most adults do not have a working solution either. So check in with your teens frequently about their mental health.
The video below is by Active Minds, a secular organization inspiring and empowering a new generation to change the conversation about mental health. They help fight stigma about mental health, a unity pledge to create safe spaces in communities, conferences to educate and empower teenagers, and sharing coping skills for teenagers.