What is the Pre-Recorded Jack Talk: Personal Edition? Good question!
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Jack.org created this pre-recorded edition of the Jack Talk to ensure young people continue to have access to first-rate mental health education during COVID-19, isolation, and disrupted schedules. The Pre-Recorded Jack Talk: Personal Edition Talk uses peer-to-peer education, the power of personal stories, and online learning technologies to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to identify signs of mental health struggle in themselves and others, support one another through challenging times, and connect to help when needed.
The Jack Talk is based on a professionally-developed curriculum and focuses on equating the importance of mental health to that of physical health. The Pre-Recorded Jack Talk: Personal Edition is a professionally-recorded, 45-minute long Jack Talk with videos and quizzes.
Users watch and complete the Talk on their own time and at their own pace. The Virtual Jack Talk was developed in collaboration with young people and mental health professionals to ensure it’s safe, effective, and engaging.
The talk is designed for young people aged 15-24. The talk is delivered by two trained youth speakers aged 18-24 so there is an authentic peer-to-peer connection between the speakers and the audience. The speakers share their own mental health story in accordance with our Safe Storytelling guidelines which ensure that audiences receive the story in a way that is non-triggering and positive. They also educate audiences about the basics of mental health, including the dual spectrum of mental health on which we all - without exception - exist. Speakers share lessons on how to recognize signs of struggle in themselves and their peers, and how to be there for those who might be struggling. Most importantly, the Talk covers how to connect with resources, so that audiences have actionable next steps they can undertake.