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Free Your Feels is a youth mental health awareness campaign that encourages Georgia's young people to explore their real feelings and share them fearlessly.

STEP 1:
GET STARTED

Watch this quick video from Layla Fitzgerald, Program Manager with the Office of Children, Young Adults and Families, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, explains this statewide mental health awareness campaign — and organizations and schools can join in to reduce stigma and help youth Free their Feels...

STEP 2:
BROWSE OUR RESOURCES

SCROLL TO BROWSE ALL OUR "GETTING STARTED RESOURCES" OR SELECT WHERE YOU WANT TO BEGIN BY CLICK ON THE RESOURCE LINKS TO THE RIGHT!

STEP 3:
GET STARTED

FREE YOUR FEELS CAMPAIGN RESOURCES
Branding Guidelines
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Posters
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Educational Materials
Campaign Resources
RESOURCES FOR INITIATORS
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
988: an alternative phone service to 911 that connects the caller to suicide prevention and mental health crisis support and services
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The Trevor Project: 24/7/365 support and information for LGBTQ+ youth by trained counselors
MyGCAL: 24/7/365 chat service for crisis support and dispatch of mobile crisis support teams
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NotOK App: this is a digital panic button that informs up to 5 people that you are "not ok" and you are alerting them to check in on you
Target Audience Resources
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Social Media Resources
Share social media content from the official Free Your Feels social media pages.
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PINTEREST:
@FreeYourFeelsGA
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Initiators
RESOURCE FOR BUILDERS
Mental Health Trainings
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
YMHFA is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Question. Persuade. Refer.
Question. Persuade. Refer. are the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR can be learned in as little as an hour.
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Sources of Strength
Sources of Strength is a comprehensive, and customizable, evidence-based wellness program that focuses on suicide prevention but also impacts other aspects of mental health.
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Georgia System of Care
System of Care offers various training programs through its partners. You can find training specifically for youth, parents, and professionals, as well as some open to everyone. Many of these are free of charge.
Create A Quiet Room
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A quiet room is a place that you can retreat to when you feel overwhelmed and overloaded by the sensory input from the immediate environment.
Click for some suggestions.
Year-Long Social Media Calendar
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The Free Your Feels Resource Download Library offers social media graphics that are ready to download and share. This social media calendar offers an outline of what the FYF digital marketing will focus on for the month! Have any suggestions? Let us know here.
Reputable Data Sources
There are several reputable sources in which you will find state and federal resources to access data. These data illustrate the mental health experiences of those in your community.
Builders
RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINERS 
Peer-to-Peer Programs
Peer-to-Peer programs help schools and other organizations create a safer and more nurturing environment to help support youth's social and emotional needs and general well-being.
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How to Identify a Youth Leader
Youth Leaders are game changers in your quest to reach the young people in your community. Teens are most comfortable talking to peers and youth leaders can fill this role.
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Sustainers
TEEN-CREATED CONTENT
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VIDEOS

Teen-created Free Your Feels content is provided by the youth of VOX ATL

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How to Make Free Your Feels Content
Teens share how to create Free Your Feels content to be part of this mental health awareness campaign
More teen-created YouTube videos:
  • What Does it Mean to Free Your Feels?
    • At the inaugural Teen Summit in September of 2022, teen participants answered two prompts related to the Free Your Feels campaign.

  • Teen Summit Panel Discussion
    • This panel was created for youth to engage in authentic and uncensored conversations with their peers about their mental health and wellness. Teens had the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A portion.

Instagram Videos
Three Ways to Preserve Your Mental Health with Amaya
How to Get Enough Sleep with Rebecca
Show and Tell with Ashika and Dinah
How We Free Our Feels with Rebeeca, Ella, and Zariyah
Free Your Feels in the Kitchen with Kalli
Blogs
Podcasts
Teen-Created Content
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