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About the Campaign

Goals & Objectives

To Be Honest aims to reduce the stigma surrounding behavioral health among youth, young adults and their families in Santa Clara County through education that ultimately normalizes mental illness and substance use issues. The campaign provides youth with a basic understanding of behavioral health, ways in which to maintain it, and a deeper understanding into their current state of mental health with an online screening. In addition, To Be Honest provides creative platforms, including an art contest and podcast, for young people to express themselves and share their own behavioral health stories.

To Be Honest was created to prevent youth from experiencing the negative side effects of an untreated mental illness or substance use issue and provide educational opportunities to youth so that they understand how to recognize the initial symptoms of a mental illness and substance use issue and the health care and crisis resources available in their communities.

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