Hello, Newton! 
Welcome to the preliminary website for the Get Real Campaign. We're a mother and daughter team dedicated to raising awareness for adolescent depression and other mental health issues affecting today's teenagers. Mental health has been a hot topic in Newton for the past several months, and with good reason. But it's still something we don't talk about enough, especially at the teen level. Here we hope to provide peer support and educational materials regarding such topics as stress, adolescent depression, anxiety, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and more. Above all, we hope to give those students struggling with a mental health issue a sense of hope and to empower them with the knowledge that they are not alone.

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Our first video: Welcome

Events and More!
The Get Real Campaign presented at the Newton Youth Expo, Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices on February 4, 2014. Alongside myriad other organizations and programs, the Get Real Campaign engaged in meaningful conversation with teens and adults. Here are messages  of encouragement written by those who visited the Get Real Campaign table:

Messages from supporters at the Think Teen Expo at NNHS February 4, 2014

  • You are amazing in every way- everyone has a unique quality to them!

  • I am always here for you no matter what.

  • Keep up the great work. God bless you.

  • It gets better even if it takes forever.

  • Be happy! You’re beautiful!

  • It gets better :)

  • Keep fighting! You are great and you are loved!

  • You are not alone...completely normal!

  • Don’t be afraid to smile, you never know who’s falling in love with it!

  • Keep on keeping on, you are an awesome person and you should acknowledge it!

  • It’ll get better, one day you’ll look back and all these problems will be a memory.

  • Smile. You are beautiful inside and out.

  • You are worth it and things will get better!

  • It’s okay, ur not alone!

  • You are wanted! “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine”

  • We are all human, and life is a roller coaster. Don’t be afraid to fall because you will always be able to get back up! All it takes is hard work! Have confidence in yourself, you are beautiful inside and out! Stay positive.

  • You are amazing! Never give up and remember I am here for you!!

  • U R Fabulous!

  • You’re stronger than you think. Keep going!

  • Don’t feel alone, we’re here to help.

  • It’s okay to accept it, and get help.

  • I promise you’ll be okay.

  • Love yourself for who you are. :)

  • Always respect everyone for who they are.

  • Every moment is a new beginning. :)

  • No matter where you go, where you are, someone loves and appreciates you!

  • You are special!

  • Reach out. So many want to help!

  • It’s okay to not feel okay.

  • Everything has positive and negative. Understanding makes finding positive easier. See the negative of a situation, how everything fits together and then finding the positive becomes way easier. :) Be happy.

  • Just know, someone will miss you.

  • It will be okay. :) Promise.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Be yourself!

  • Cap fact: The first elephant to come to nantucket arrived by ferry in 1835. He must have been stressed too!

  • You are amazing.

  • You re not alone! Someone loves  you!

  • Everything is temporary.

  • Never give up. I love you.

  • You’re beautiful. Smile.

  • You are loved.

How to CONTACT us:
E-mail works best, especially since we're just getting started! You can send all comments, questions, or concerns to GetRealCampaign617@gmail.com, and we'll do our best to respond to you promptly. 

Want to Get INVOLVED?
We are now looking for Newton teens who are interested in recording a video with their story. For more information and video guidelines visit the Involvement and Upcoming Events page, located on the sidebar.