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Hiding In Plain Sight: Survivors Of Suicide Loss

Supporting a friend or family member who is grieving the death of a loved one caused by suicide can be challenging, but simply talking about the deceased person can make all the difference.

How Does the Brain Work?

Take an in-depth look at the parts of a neuron and how they communicate with each other using electrochemical signals.

Emotions and the Brain

This “Brain Break” activity facilitates a closer look at what is happening in the brain when someone is experiencing strong emotions and guides students through a short activity.

Mayo Clinic RISE for Equity Podcast

Join leading physicians, scientists and innovators from Mayo Clinic and beyond in candid conversations about what it’s going to take to transform health care for a more just, more equitable future.

Mayo Clinic RISE for Equity Podcast: Episode 1

In a health care industry where Black people are statistically more likely to develop and die from many forms of cancers compared to whites, Drs. Folakemi Odedina and Alyx Porter are working daily on initiatives to close the gap

Mayo Clinic RISE for Equity Podcast: Episode 2

In a health care industry where Black people are statistically more likely to develop and die from many forms of cancers compared to whites, Drs. Folakemi Odedina and Alyx Porter are working daily on initiatives to close the gap

Spooky Songs for the Soul

We’re celebrating Halloween this year with a collection of scary songs — with a Well Beings twist.

October 14, 2022 Press Release

BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & THE AUSTEN RIGGS CENTER PRESENT A SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENT: “SHINE THE LIGHT” A SCREENING AND CONVERSATION ABOUT YOUTH  MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUICIDE PREVENTION The event will screen the documentary Ken Burns presents  HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT, YOUTH MENTAL ILLNESS, a special showing of the PSA, UP ON THE ROOF with Carole […]

Destigmatizing Mental Illness

Destigmatizing mental illness can be as simple, (though not easy) as sharing your story. These courageous young teens have stepped up to the plate to voice the concerns of their community and the impact of these challenges on their well-being.

 Hiding in Plain Sight: Medications

“Cymbalta is the one that’s like making my mood better and actually gives me energy. But I still get panic attacks.” Watch more of Billie’s’ mental health story at pbs.org/plainsight

Hiding in Plain Sight: Bipolar

Amethyst describes what it’s like to be bipolar. Learn more about Amethyst’s mental health story at pbs.org/plainsight

Hiding in Plain Sight: Addiction Crisis

Now Streaming on PBS Passport Addiction Crisis The US is in an ongoing crisis. Young people all across the country have been swept into addiction, with 50% of teens saying that they’ve misused a drug at least once. Learn more at pbs.org/plainsight This four-part, eight hour series follows the journeys of more than 20 young […]

Hiding in Plain Sight: Self-Harm

Now Streaming on PBS Passport Hiding in Plain Sight: Self-Harm “What sane person would think that hurting themselves would stop the pain?” Leah and Billie share their experiences with self harm in “Ken Burns Presents Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness,” a film by Ewers Brothers Productions. On demand now on PBS. Learn more […]

Hiding in Plain Sight: Anxiety

“What sane person would think that hurting themselves would stop the pain?” Leah and Billie share their experiences with self harm.

My Relationship with Self Doubt

Feelings of anxiety can be tough to sort out alone. Jesse Martin shares a light-hearted look at his experiences with these challenges.

Finding Inner Peace

Finding inner peace is an important part of mental health, especially with all the noise going on in the world today. Writer and actor Jesse Martin takes a comedic look at finding this peace.

The Cycle of Change

Changing our behavior is hard. But it gets easier when we can see the cycle, because once we see it we can use it, rather than it using us.

The Best of NAMICon 2022

Watch highlights from NAMICon 2022, featuring a discussion between Ken Burns and members of NAMI’s Next Gen young adult advisory group.

Vulnerability = Connectivity

Filmmaker Richard Cannon, part of the Rooted & Rising collective, drops a truth bomb on us with his formula for self-care: vulnerability = connectivity.

The Seven Pillars of Wellness

Music producer Princeton Brown walks you through his seven pillars of wellness and discusses the importance of finding a balance with each.

Give Yourself A Hug

Isn’t great when a friend gives you that hug you didn’t even know you needed? Do that for yourself. Take a moment and a few breaths to let yourself know that you are taking care of yourself.

NBA Player’s Mom Speaks Out About Family Loss

Kate Okongwu, mother of NBA Atlanta Hawks player Onyeka Okongwu, is sharing her family’s past experience of loss to connect with those experiencing grief now. When Onyeka was 13 years old, his older brother Nnamdi died suddenly.

Black Gay Thirty: Kyle

Kyle discusses his journey to thirty and the trials, the tribulations and the trauma which led him to find self care as a drag queen.

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.