Do you ever check in with those around you to see how they are doing? When you start a conversation with friends, family, kids, teachers, coaches, etc. on daily occurrences, you create a trustworthy and open environment to also talk about things in a time of crisis. Research shows if a child has a mental health issue and talks about it with someone who listens, there is a 60% chance for recovery. You can help break the stigma around the mental health crises by starting the dialogue with those around you. Take the pledge and become an advocate in your community.