Our mental health crisis – Phillip Agnew – PopTech 2019

“The mental health crisis of our generation is based on the alienation we feel every single day from nature, from purpose and from a future.” According to Phillip Agnew of Smoke Signals Studio, “if you’re young, black and living in the hood, you’re going to have PTSD.” Not because you’re predisposed to develop a mental health disorder, but because you live in a society that breeds depression and anxiety. Art and community is part of the cure.