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Did you know that 1 in 8 people worldwide have a mental illness? That number may be astounding, but you have the power to do something. All you need is a piece of paper and something to write with to start, but don't stop there. Join us in our mental health movement. Tell your story. Mental health matters, so let's do something about it!

Mental Health & Intersectionalities: a Series

Letters to Strangers took our best-selling, experts-raving World's First Youth-for-Youth Mental Health Guidebook and turned some key sections of it into YouTube episodes. Watch now for a dive into race, ethnicity, youth, and mental health, particularly in the context of U.S. history but also featuring concerns and legacies felt by many around the world. As always - written and produced entirely by youth; expert/professional-reviewed and approved. (First season - 7 episodes - now complete!)

Quick run-down

Write a Letter

Exchange in a Peer Environment

Start a Chapter & Advocate!

1. Read our sample letters

2. Take time to reflect

3. Write* to a stranger, submit digitally here, and receive a letter back!

*make sure you follow the guidelines here

Either as part of a chapter or as a partner site, you can conduct exchanges using our custom-designed, therapy-informed letter-exchange program - complete with safety guidelines, writing themes, and peer discussion prompts. 

Some of the many things our chapters do:

A. Host peer-to-peer letter-writing exchanges and discussions

B. Plan peer training/education resources

C. Advocate for & introduce mental health-friendly policy changes

quick rundown

Our Feature at the U.S. White House

with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Surgeon-General Dr. Vivek Murthy, and Selena Gomez


You can help us destigmatize mental illness and make affordable, quality treatment possible. Every voice matters, so let's make sure yours is heard!


So: Have a question? Want to share a story? Need to help out? Read our FAQ, contact us, and we'll get back to you soon. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts!


Please note that this is not a form for letter submissions. To submit a letter, visit our page here.

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MDRT Foundation

Nicholas Naylor-Leyland

Paul G. Haaga, Jr.

& other amazing people!

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