Centerstone Creates Comic Book Hero ‘Spark’ to Start Conversations About Mental Health

  • Amanda McGeshick is the Program Manager for Centerstone.

Working in the field of community mental health, my team and I teach students about topics ranging from depression to teen pregnancy prevention. And we have been duly trained in how to communicate with our audience.

I can share the best data to convince tweens and teens to heed our lessons, but if it’s not presented convincingly, they may not pay attention. It’s so important to meet people where they are, and that’s how Centerstone Comics and our superhero Spark was born.

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Creating a spark through comics

It all started when a co-worker saw a comic about Martin Luther King, Jr. If the medium can teach the story, they can deliver our messages.

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