Lady Gaga released her new short film, The Power of Kindness , in honor of World Kindness Day. In connection with the Born This Way Foundation, Gaga and our very own Dr. Alfiee spoke with 11 young people about their mental health journey. The conversation focused on what kindness and being kind to yourself meant to each of them, how kindness and mental health go hand in hand, and overcoming the stigma associated with mental illness. In a very powerful moment designed to share that no matter what issue you face, you are not alone, the group participated in an activity with Dr. Alfiee where they would rise if they had experienced certain issues. Looking around, all of the young people were powerfully reminded that they had ALL experienced these issues … either themselves or through a loved one. Please watch this compelling video on how to practice kindness to all, including yourself.

Link: https://www.channelkindness.org/world-kindness-day-2021/

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