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Mental Health News Roundup 

The Well Beings Mental Health News Roundup sheds light on the latest developments in mental health research, activism and legislation.

988 Lifeline: Reimagining Our Mental Health Crisis Response System

Written by Tom Chiodo Contributor Developing documentaries & special projects for public media.   Nov. 10, 2023 / Forbes In 2021, 48,183 people died by suicide in the United States. As the suicide rate continues to increase, it is more important than ever to ensure that everyone struggling with their mental health receives the support […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Resources to help you or a loved one cope with traumatic events and find hope and support with PTSD Presented by The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance […]


Resources to help you understand anorexia, and how to get help or help others

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is often misunderstood or goes undiagnosed because it was only recognized as a stand-alone eating disorder in 2013.

Education, Housing and The Pandemic

Brianna Ferguson, a senior from Peekskill, NY, shared her experiences with housing insecurity as part of PBS Newshour’s Student Journalism Challenge.

Have a Convo, Save a Bro

Someone going through a tough time might not talk about it even if they want to. The first step in looking out for them is reaching out.

Movember Conversations

Movember Conversations is a tool to help you navigate important conversations with any men in your life who might be struggling.

How LeBron James Handles Stress

In this episode, students discuss mental health, the future of I Promise, LeBron’s favorite games and what he wants to be remembered for.

Back in School Toolkit

The Steve Fund’s Back in School Toolkit helps students of color find information to help maintain mental wellbeing.

Feelings ID Card

This graphic provides a list for  educators and students with some examples of emotions associated with our different mental states.

In crisis? Call or Text 988

Important links to the 988 Lifeline website in both English and Spanish. There is also a printable poster available for download.

10 Songs About Masculinity

Songs to help paint a broader picture of what the broad spectrum of masculinity entails, and dispel the belief that all of it is toxic.

Hiding in Plain Sight – Full Film

Watch Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness, a film that features first-person accounts from young people who live with mental health conditions.

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

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


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

Hiding in Plain Sight: Bipolar

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

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 This four-part, eight hour series follows the journeys of more than 20 young […]

Hiding in Plain Sight: Self-Harm

Leah and Billie share their experiences with self harm in “Ken Burns Presents Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness,” On demand now on PBS.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Anxiety

At a young age Anna’s parents divorced and Anna still struggles with separation #anxiety from her mother. “I track her on my phone. I’ve just got to know where she is at all times.”

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. is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.