The two Hollywood stars are collaborating with the Child Mind Institute’s “Getting Better Together” campaign with the hope of inspiring children to seek help if they feel overwhelmed and have difficulty coping with the pandemic.
Emma Stone, who also happens to be a board member at the foundation, wants children to know that everyone struggles with sadness and worry, even if they don’t express it. According to Emma, this fear can come from changes, facing new things, whether it is in the form of having to stay at home, or vice versa, facing the outside world.
Emma says that she wants all children to know that they are normal. And according to him, whether people discuss this matter or not, they all understand. Therefore, keep telling what you feel and continue to share those feelings with people who feel close and safe to share.
Actress Zoe Saldana, known for her role as Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in films such as Guardians of The Galaxy and The Avengers series, also shared her experiences. Zoe expressed her struggle against Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as dyslexia, she encourages anyone to seek help if they need it.
Zoe shared her challenging experiences in attending school when she was a child. He could not imagine how difficult it would be for children with the same fate as him who now had to take virtual lessons and try to concentrate in front of a screen for hours while there were many distractions from various directions throughout the pandemic.
Zoe Saldana said that from all of these experiences, we gain new skills, namely the ability to survive. And this ability will help us move forward and move towards the common good. It is likely that some of us will need more help, it is very courageous and empowering if we ask a teacher, coach, or family member for help. Zoe remembers that when she asked for help when she was having a hard time, she was very relieved.
Other stars who have also submitted their personal videos to be included in the “Getting Better Together” campaign include musician Bebe Rexha, actor and choreographer Harry Shum Jr. best known for the television series “Glee” and Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe. [aa/ka]