WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Beth Murphy & Patrice Howard
Beth Murphy & Patrice Howard
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Ben Pender-Cudlip (if we use in Chorus)
Rose-Marie van Otterloo
This Is My Brave
The Buckner Family
The Urso Family
The Evans Family
Baltimore Healing Youth Alliance
Base Fit Performance
Southwest Ice Arena
Mr. And Mrs. Kolak
The Blockchain Building
John and Beth Howard
Special thanks to Wendy Shattuck, Fred and Michelle Grubb, Kris Trustey, Maribeth Brostowski, Suzanne Garverich, Mary Susan Hulefeld, Sumner Saitz, Tara Dean, Lauren Chiarello, Crystal Kjelsberg, Alison Lehane, Jane Tyler, Julia Carpenter- Conlin, Jennifer Famiglietti, Kathryn Burns, Terry Logan, Margaret Catagnus, Kristin Pedemonti, and Margaret Martin.
Support for the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project provided by Otsuka, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, One Mind, Movember, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dana Foundation, Dauten Family Foundation, The Hersh Foundation, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, John & Frances Von Schlegell, Sutter Health, Robina Riccitiello, and Jackson Family Enterprises.
Partners include CALL TO MIND at American Public Media, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, WE Organization, Forbes, PEOPLE, Mental Health America, National Council for Behavioral Health, The Steve Fund, and The Jed Foundation.
BRAVE TEENS is a documentary film focused on teenagers who say they’re the generation to put an end to mental health stigma. To do it, they’re telling their own stories – raw and unfiltered. From skyrocketing rates of anxiety and depression to the impacts of racial and intergenerational trauma, these teens share their struggles and triumphs and carry a powerful message: Storytelling saves lives.
BRAVE TEENS is co-produced by WETA and Principle Pictures and features storytellers from This Is My Brave, an organization that uses performing arts to fight stigma around mental health challenges and addiction.
Inspired by This is My Brave, founded by Jennifer Marshall.
IMPACT & SOCIAL MEDIA
Our mental health IMPACT work is focused on putting an end to stigma once and for all. Brave Diaries is a first-of-its-kind digital community of teen storytellers who are going on the record about their mental health journeys. These are personal, unfiltered accounts from young people who are living with or recovering from a mental illness or substance abuse disorder. Created in partnership with WETA’s mental health initiative WellBeings and This is My Brave, an organization dedicated to fighting stigma through live storytelling.
“Our mission is to get to the place where one day…we live in a world where we don’t have to call it brave for talking openly about mental illness. We will simply call it talking.”
– Jennifer Marshall
Founder, This Is My Brave