Sophrosyne


Emily Weingerg was fifteen when she was hospitalized for depression and anxiety and seventeen when she founded Sophrosyne Mental Health – a resource for teens to find a safe place to talk about mental health, learn skills, and meet other teens facing similar issues. Considering suicide is the second leading cause of death in people ages 10-24, Sophrosyne believes that mental health, like physical health, needs to be taught early and should be intertwined with overall health curriculum in schools.

Watch Brave New Film’s latest #YouthInAction film and find out how Sophrosyne is advocating for legislation to make mental health education mandatory in all public schools in Massachusetts as early as the 5th grade.

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