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.

Well Beings Tour - Atlanta, Georgia

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. 

Featured Stories

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.

Storywall #WellBeings

The We Are Well Beings Storywall is made possible by:

Otsuka   People

Use #WellBeings on social media posts to contribute your story, messages of encouragement, and favorite mental health resources to Well Beings Community Story Wall. By voluntarily posting your video/photo/text on your public social media with the hashtag #WellBeings for Storywall consideration, you agree to allow WETA and its partners, Otsuka and PEOPLE®, to use your video/photo/text and appearance on all WETA and Well Beings digital platforms for its Well Beings campaign and Youth Mental Health Project.

Tour Info

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.

Nebraska

Thursday, August 20, 2020 @ 4pm CT

Lincoln, NE 

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.

Atlanta

Now Streaming

Atlanta, GA

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.

Anchorage

Coming Soon

Anchorage, AK

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

Coming Soon

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. 

Miami

Coming Soon

Miami, FL

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.

Minneapolis

Coming Soon

Minneapolis, MN

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!

Orlando

Coming Soon

Orlando, FL 

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

Coming Soon

Casper, WY

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. 

WellBeings.org is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741), or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.