Katie Jones • TEDxYouth@DoyleAve
Let's open up our ears to mental health
Everyone is talking about mental health, but is anyone listening to the teenagers that are suffering? I'm here to talk about my experience of living between two lives, the life of a normal teenager and the life of an athlete. So listen up, it's time for a change. In this talk I want to get people to realize, and create awareness around the fact that no one is listening to teenagers. No one is truly hearing them, and seeing the problems as they evolve. Adults are trying to create solutions, at the end rather than the beginning. They are failing to listen to the teens emotions, and their expressions for help early. Mental health is not being brushed off, but fixing all problems at the end is a failure to listen to the real ones as they grow. I believe it’s time to change it up.