Join us as we work to demystify and destigmatize health concerns through storytelling, beginning with youth mental health and well-being. Together with partners from across the country, including young people, families, caregivers, and health and mental health professionals, we will address the critical health needs of Americans through the creation of original broadcast and digital content, and impactful local events.
Impact of Inequity & COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Black Youth
In 2020, the threat to the physical and mental well-being of Black youth is especially high. COVID-19 and acts of police brutality nationwide have increased the stress, and sense of social isolation young Black people experience. Additionally, the rate of suicide by Black youth is rising, according to the Congressional Black Caucus. Together these factors put the mental health of Black youth particularly at risk. From parents and caregivers to educators and concerned citizens, this is an issue that affects us all. Join us for a critical discussion on the state of mental health among Black youth to destigmatize mental illness and learn about available resources.
A Spotlight On Youth Mental Health: How To Help Loved Ones
As a parent, family member, or friend, seeing loved ones struggle can be extremely difficult. Well Beings teamed up with South Florida PBS to discuss how to help those living with mental health challenges such as depression and thoughts of suicide. Learn effective coping strategies for families, including how to avoid burnout, alternative treatment options, how to keep your loved ones engaged during their recovery and much more.
Preventing Youth Suicide In Nebraska
In Nebraska, suicide is a leading cause of death among 10 to 24-year-olds. Well Beings teamed up with Nebraska Education Telecommunications (NET), Call to Mind, and Nebraska-based partners for a live stream discussion to raise awareness of factors leading to youth suicide and ways to prevent it. Watch now >
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.
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.
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.
Oct 21 @ 6pm EST
Join Well Beings and WUCF for a live virtual discussion event with Q&A on the state of mental health among Black youth to destigmatize mental illness and learn about available resources.
As a parent, family member, or friend, seeing loved ones struggle can be extremely difficult. Well Beings teamed up with South Florida PBS to discuss how to help those living with mental health challenges. Learn effective coping strategies for families, including how to avoid burnout, alternative treatment options, how to keep your loved ones engaged during their recovery and much more.
In Nebraska, suicide is a leading cause of death among 10 to 24-year-olds. Well Beings teamed up with Nebraska Education Telecommunications (NET), Call to Mind, and Nebraska-based partners for a live stream discussion to raise awareness of factors leading to youth suicide and ways to prevent it. Learn more about available resources to support Nebraska’s youth and their mental health.
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.
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!
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.