What is the Youth Lens Project?
Almost everyone feels 'alone' or 'different' at some point in their lives but for some people they experience this every day. Often they hesitate to ask for help because they wonder how others will react. The fear of being thought to be different by others is called 'stigma'. Many young people know this feeling of stigma or who have friends who experience stigma. The youth lens project provides a way for young people to express what they know about isolation and stigma through words and pictures.