Centerstone creates the cartoon hero ‘Spark’ to engage conversations about mental health

  • Amanda McGeshick is the program manager for Centerstone.

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

I can share the very best data to convince tweens and teens to take our lessons into account, but if not presented in a convincing way, they may not be paying attention. It’s so important to meet people where they are, and that’s how Centerstone Comics and our superhero Spark came about.

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Creates a spark through comics

It started when a colleague saw a cartoon about Martin Luther King, Jr. If the medium can teach history, then it can convey our messages.

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