One conversation at a time

Check out our signature short films!

Disordered Eating

Featuring some of our very own SafeSpace members, take a look at this artistic take all about raising awareness for disordered eating. These are real stories, and real experiences.


Hear our members detail why exactly they joined SafeSpace, and how they continuously take away meaning each and every day from their work.


Straight from the Pandemic: QuaranTEEN Diaries

QuaranTEEN Diaries captures COVID-19 and the pandemic experience directly from the lens of youth. They share their challenges, but equally highlight their inner strength, importance of community and the message of "apart, but never alone.

New: SafeSpace Stories

Listen to podcasts from teens and mental health experts alike, read inspiring personal narratives on the blog, or experience a virtual art gallery all on!

SafeSpace Stories

News Feature: Palo Alto Online

"Teens speak out about the emotional toll of isolation."

Many Generations, One Conversation

Many Generations, One Conversation is a short film about families who share their own experiences, misperceptions and current views on teen mental health. These cross generational conversations address cultural norms and provide guidance to families navigating their own mental health challenges.

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Seen, Heard and Understood

Seen, Heard and Understood:The Power of Mentorship is a short film about two teens who found an adult in their lives who provided needed advice and support in a time of need. These mentors continued to give unconditional encouragement, hope, and promise to help the teen get back on track. This film discusses the importance of reaching out to a caring individual for support and advice.

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From Hurt to Hope

Hurt to Hope is a five minute film that offers stories from SafeSpace teens on how to help yourself and others experiencing mental health challenges. The focus of this film is the positive impact of support and the importance of being present and true to yourself.

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New Conversation

What would happen if we told the truth about our lives?  At SafeSpace, we are starting a new conversation. Join us to share the message, not the mess.

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You Are Not Alone

Everyone has moments when they feel alone, but suffering from mental health issues is the loneliest feeling of all.  We’ve learned that alone we can do little, but together we can do so much. That getting help should not be the last resort, but the first.  Join us, together we can do anything.

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Reaching Out

Many teens suffer from mental health issues.  We share our stories to encourage reaching out for help.  Because asking for help is brave, not weak. Don’t confuse a breakdown with a breakthrough.  It may just be the first step to feeling yourself again.

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Overcoming Challenges

Life is full of challenges- it’s how we overcome them that makes all the difference.  It’s realizing that courage isn’t the absence of fear, but moving forward despite our fears.  At SafeSpace we share our stories to invite you to join us on this journey towards solutions, not solitude.  Learn more about how you or a friend can overcome their own challenges.

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Jessie’s Story

Student athletes face many barriers in high school, mental health issues creating an even bigger barrier. Jessie has learned how important it is to reach out and communicate, and most importantly recognize and act on when she needs help. Whether a student, parent, or athlete it’s important to find a balance between school, sports and mental health. Learn how you, a friend, or family member can find that healthy balance.

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Video Credits

Director: Winslow Perry
Producer: Jonah Moshammer
Cinematographers: Winslow Perry, Jonah Moshammer, Drew Annis, Brennan McGhee, Sunce Franicevic
Gaffer: Kenzen Takahashi
Camera Assist: Alex Beirwagon
Screenwriters: Julia Robbin, Valentina Lovazzano
Production Coordination: Caitlyn McWilliams, Caden Hansen
SafeSpace Advisors: Susan Bird, Lesley Martin, Michelle Mangiardi, Liesl Moldow

Thank you to the Palo Alto Foundation Community Fund for their most generous support.