More than 7 out of 10 young people say mental health issues are weighing them down

That’s why JanSport created #LightenTheLoad, a new mission to connect you with tools and resources to support your mental health.


#Lightentheload Resources

National Suicide
Prevention Hotline

Call 1-800-8255

Call 1-800-8255

Mental Health
Support at College

Active Minds

Active Minds

Social Action for
Mental Health

Do Something

Dosomething


LGBTQIA+ Support

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project

Mental Health Support
for All Identities

Inclusive Therapists

Inclusive Therapists

National Alliance on
Mental Illness (NAMI)

Visit Nami

Visit Nami


Jansport & teenager therapy

JanSport is partnering up with a team of five high school podcasters on an exclusive series about the mental health challenges facing many teenagers as they head into 2021.

Listen now

Listen Now

Want to see what went into this week's episode?
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Group of friends

Strength Through Sharing

We asked young people across the country to talk a bit about their mental health journeys and how they #LightenTheLoad by sharing. Here are their unscripted stories.

Mackenzie

Labeling Anxiety & Depression

Anthony

Neglecting Emotions

Bayan

Opening Up To Family


Hear from the therapists

Lighten the Load Live on IG features live conversations with real therapists who help unpack some of our biggest mental health questions. Watch our episodes here, or find them on JanSport’s IGTV.

Whitney Goodman

Isolation

Matthew Dempsey

Compassion Fatigue

Whitney Goodman

Uncertainty

Nedra Tawwab

Family Relationships


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