Why YouTalk?

This site was created to provide help, support, and resources for tweens and teens with a parent who has a mental health challenge.

YouTalk’s goal is to provide a safe place where youth aged 13 to 19 can get information on mental health disorders and communicate with others going through the same thing.  We have moderators with lived experiences who are here to help.

We are here for you.

After talking with school counselors who were looking for resources for their students and adults who have had experience growing up with parents experiencing a mental health challenge, it is obvious this is a serious problem.

This website will help you with:

.• Positive self-esteem.
 • Inner strength and healthy coping skills.
 • Friendships and positive peer relationships
 • Trusted resources to help explain and cope.                                                                                                                                                                                     • Knowledge that your parent(s) has a mental health challenge and that you are not to blame