Mental Health

Mental Health

Taking care of your mental health is essential. In this class taught by award-winning mental health speaker and trainer, Ross Szabo, you’ll learn how to differentiate between typical emotions and mental illnesses, useful ways to handle your emotions, and strategies for developing good habits for your mind.

The following class contains potentially triggering and sensitive subject matter to some audiences. Suicide, self-harm, trauma, and alcoholism are topics mentioned in the following chapters. Remember to practice self-care, and if you are struggling with your mental health or safety, please reach out to a trusted grownup in your life for help.

Mental Health
  • Intro | Meet Ross

    Meet Ross Szabo, an award-winning pioneer of the youth mental health movement. He is the Wellness Director at Geffen Academy at UCLA and CEO of Human Power Project. Ross has spoken to over 2 million people about mental health and has used the opportunity to develop a curriculum that normalizes em...

  • Vocabulary: Part I

    Ross explains the importance of vocabulary surrounding mental health topics and shares some helpful mental health categories.

  • Vocabulary: Part II

    Knowing the difference between mental health categories can help when trying to find support for yourself and others.

  • The Spectrum

    Ross talks about why it's necessary to reframe the spectrum of mental health to one that focuses on balance and normalization.

  • Coping: Part I

    What are coping mechanisms? Ross explains how our brains are wired to help us manage our emotions and how to identify the difference between effective and ineffective coping mechanisms.

  • Coping: Part II

    Changing your ineffective coping mechanisms isn't easy. Ross gives 5 tips on how to get started.

  • Reinforce vs. Release

    Ross teaches the difference between reinforcing and releasing your emotions.

  • Sharing Is Strength

    Why is it sometimes difficult to seek help? Ross explains the importance of breaking down the barriers of reaching out for you and for others.

  • Being There

    It's not always easy to figure out how to be there for your friends who are going through difficult times. Ross gives practical tools and resources to support your friends.

    If you or someone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts and live in the USA, please reach out to the National Suicid...

  • Your Opportunity

    Did you know that your brain is going through its second largest growth right now? According to Ross, now is one of the best times to really learn about your mental health and build healthy practices that you can carry into adulthood.

  • Final Thoughts

    When it comes to mental health, everyday practice is a lifelong journey. It's important to continue working on your mental health and practice new skills you've learned and old skills you want to keep up with.