Preventing Youth Suicide In Nebraska
Did you know Nebraska has a higher than national average for youth suicide? Join NET Nebraska for a Virtual Town Hall Event and panel discussion, “Preventing Youth Suicide in Nebraska,” on August 20th at 4 pm CST. Hear from people on the frontlines and learn practical skills and information to help you recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicide in young adults. Visit wellbeing.org/net for more info!
Virtual Town Hall at NAMICon 2020
Watch celebrity ambassadors, youth, filmmakers, student reporters, and mental health leaders come together (virtually) at NAMICon 2020 to urge the country towards a more thoughtful conversation about mental health conditions, particularly for young people. (Infographic data sources)
From all of us at WETA Well Beings (and NAMI), we thank you for joining us. If you were outside the USA and had any problems accessing this session, it is available above in closed caption in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese.
Supporting Youth Mental Health: Are Georgia Schools Ready?
Students, parents, and educators are worried about the return to school during the coronavirus pandemic. Join GPB News host Virginia Prescott for an interactive virtual Town Hall focused on youth mental health and going back to school. In partnership with Well Beings, Call to Mind, and Georgia-based community partners, learn more about available resources to support Georgia’s youth and their mental health. Watch now at WellBeings.org/GPB.
Youth & Celebrity Ambassador Message
Young people and celebrities like Jewel, Finn Wolfhard, Billy Porter, Alanis Morisette, Demi Moore, Eugene Simon, Ariel Winter, Penn Jillette, Scott Bakula, Raven Saunders, Drew Carey, Joel de la Fuente and more, join together to send a message to America’s youth, that when you feel alone, when every day is a struggle, when your friend or family member says they’re fine on the outside, but you know they hurt on the inside, it’s time to change the conversation about mental health and stigma. Together we can make a difference, we can be heard, we can find hope, and we are a force to be reckoned with…to end discrimination in mental health, build understanding, and the conversation begins with me. We are WELL BEINGS. We are ALL WELL BEINGS.
We Are Well Beings
Every day, everywhere, everybody is touched by mental health challenges. With our partners, we stand united and strong at a critical time in the health and well being of our nation. Meet our Well Beings partners!
The Definition of Insanity
Follow a team of dedicated public servants working through the courts to steer people with mental illness — as their court cases hang in the balance — on a path from incarceration to recovery. The Definition of Insanity is now streaming on PBS.
Join us as we work to demystify and destigmatize health concerns through storytelling. Together with partners from across the country, including patients, families, caregivers, and professionals, we will address the critical health needs of Americans through the creation of broadcast content, original digital content, and impactful local events.
Mental health challenges come in many forms, from all walks of life. Explore the stories below to see how others deal with the challenges and address the stigmas.
The Well Beings Tour will be coming to 24 cities across the country, 2020 – 2022, in collaboration with public media stations, local community organizations, national sponsors, and partners.
Through resource fairs, panel discussions, youth storytelling, performances, Mental Health First Aid Training, and more, the Well Beings Tour will convene and connect communities in a joint effort to address stigma and raise awareness about mental health and well-being.
Check our tour schedule below or sign up for our newsletter to receive tour information and updates.
Thursday, August 20, 2020 @ 4pm CT
In Nebraska, suicide is a leading cause of death among 10 to 24-year-olds. Well Beings is teaming with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET), Call to Mind, and Nebraska-based partners for a live-stream discussion raising awareness of factors leading to youth suicide and ways to prevent it.
Students, parents, and educators are worried about the return to school during the coronavirus pandemic. Join GPB News host Virginia Prescott for an interactive virtual Town Hall focused on youth mental health and going back to school. In partnership with Well Beings, Call to Mind, and Georgia-based community partners, learn more about available resources to support Georgia’s youth and their mental health.
Well Beings will be teaming up with Alaska Public Media and American Public Media to focus on youth suicide prevention, coinciding with the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in October. Providing youth mental health resources, Alaska Public Media will work with local partners that include the Alaska Mental Health Trust, educators and an extensive network of public libraries.
Las Vegas, NV
Join Vegas PBS for an event that brings together mental health experts, community leaders, and the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab to address youth mental health and provide connections to an array of resources. The event will raise awareness on this growing issue, and share how local community members and institutions are tackling this important topic.
Come out and participate with Well Beings and South Florida PBS to learn more about youth mental health resources in your community. Learn about local resources, hear from experts, participate in interactive activities and more.
Join Well Beings, Twin Cities PBS and American Public Media to explore local and national youth mental health organizations at a dedicated resource fair, hear from mental health experts, and learn from youth who are overcoming mental health challenges. All are welcome!
Join Well Beings, WUCF, and American Public Media as we shine a light on youth mental health resources! Hear from experts and young people who have lived experiences with mental health challenges.
Wyoming PBS, NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs, and other partners will be hosting the Well Beings Tour in Casper, Wyoming to address issues and provide resources around youth mental health. Join us for a resource fair, performances, and presentations to learn more about this important topic affecting Wyoming’s young people.