Anxious? Worried? Depressed? Are you struggling in any way? We want to hear your story.
We know college is exciting, but it’s also filled with stress triggers. UNTOLD Originals, a global storytelling movement is partnering with Middle Tennessee State University and MTSU Center for Health and Human Services for a national pilot program called: The Campus Diaries: Behing Every Smile, a mental health initiative for students to share their stories and to be heard.
Each day on college campuses, students are filled with anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress. An MTSU NCHA survey found these mental health concerns in the last 12 months. 71% felt overwhelming anxiety and sadness 58 % of students felt a sense of hopelessness and 16.9% had seriously considered suicide.
In the Fall of 2020, UNTOLD Originals will be filing a new television series consisting of students sharing their personal stories on camera. If you have overcome a life-changing event or crisis, suffer from anxiety or other emotional challeges, please join this global movement and share your story with us.
The series will premiere on Chicken Soup for the Soul’s new network on the Crackle streaming platform.
What Are We Looking For?
STORY SUBMISSIONS: We are looking for college students from all over the world to share their stories of emotional health, stress and anxiety anonymously via essay submission. We strongly believe that in sharing our struggles and life’s challenges we can truly inspire others. Please submit your story here.
ON CAMERA CASTING: We are also casting college students willing to share their stories for a television series and an upcoming podcast. Your personal stories can shed some positive light on the challenges facing so many college students today. The series, called UNTOLD: The Campus Diaries will film in Nashville Fall 2020 for a new streaming network set to launch later this year. For information on camera casting, contact karen@UNTOLDProject.org
This UNTOLD episode is in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University and Center for Health and Human Services. Special thanks to all those students and faculty who support this amazing pilot program supporting mental health on college campuses.