Stronger Than You Think
STRONGER THAN YOU THINK: May 27 - 29
You Are Not Alone, We Are All In This Together
NormanAid Wellness Center is proud to have partnered with Teen Choice Awards, NAMI, One Mind and Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation to create a LIVE EVENT that inspired BVMS and BHHS families with personal stories shared by celebrities, including Charli D’Amelio, Adam Lambert, Kesha, Lauv, Noah Cyrus, Yara Shahidi, Machine Gun Kelly, Dove Cameron, Chase Stokes, Liam Payne, Alesso, Carli Lloyd, Glenn Close, Howie Mandel, Jewel and many more.
The 3 day livestream event featuring over 60 stars with musical performances, candid interviews, and open conversations about mental health wellness for teens provided encouragement and resources for a wide range of mental health struggles experienced by teens including anxiety, depression and stress – compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
There has been a 40% increase in requests for support and assistance weekly since the quarantine began. Please check in with yourself and those you care about. If you are worried about a loved one's mental health, we have multiple free resources available at NormanAid.
The celebrity packed event hosted by Kelly Osbourne, Laurie Hernandez, Jordin Sparks, Jeannie Mai and Brandon Marshall, took place on Wednesday, May 27 through Friday, May 29, from 2-7pm each day, distributed across multiple digital platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and TikTok.
Here below are some of the incredible interviews that took place:
“We’re so excited to represent BHUSD on the producing team of Stronger Than You Think. Although our initial planned format to host student & parent assemblies at BVMS campus has been modified due to COVID-19, we feel that the conversation is more relevant than ever during these challenging times,” said Alison Norman-Franks, NormanAid founder and Wellness Counselor. “Our partners share the same vision to create a campaign focused on addressing the stigma surrounding mental illness. With celebrities sharing their personal journeys with our students, and joined by our mental health experts, we can make an even greater impact,” she added.
The program brings a great conclusion to "Mental Health Awareness Month".