Here I Am: An evening of youth storytelling on mental health

Mental Health Task Force / Make It Work Milwaukee Update

Each event will feature young people sharing stories about their own experiences with mental health challenges, as well as community resource tables.

April 20 in Waukesha:
Richard T. Anderson Education Center at Waukesha County Technical College, 800 W. Main St. Pewaukee, WI 53072
Resource Fair is 6:30 – 7 PM. Event is 7 – 8:30 PM

May 2 in Milwaukee:
Loos Room at Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St., Milwaukee
Resource Fair is 6:30 – 7 PM. Event is 7 – 8:30 PM

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and National Alliance on Mental Illness present an evening of storytelling by youth from southeastern Wisconsin (April 20) and Mary 2nd (Milwaukee).

Students and young adults will share short stories about their personal experiences with mental health challenges. They’ve lost loved ones to suicide, fought lawmakers for more resources in their schools and started their own initiatives to support their fellow students. They’re sharing their stories to break stigma around mental illness and push for better support.

Also at the event, you’ll hear from local experts on mental health and you’ll have the opportunity to pick up resources from community organizations. Check out the resource fair before the event (same location) from 6:30 to 7.

This event builds on reporting by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin on youth mental health. Find the series at

***Free, accessible and open to the public. Arrive early to make sure you get a seat.

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