On Our Minds S4 Ep 4: Masculinity is More Than Being Macho

Part of PBS Student Report Labs On Our Minds Podcast Series American men are stuck in what’s being called a “friendship recession.” In this episode, students explore what’s going on with young men and their mental health and how redefining masculinity could help. Click here for this episode’s transcript. Have a question or message for On […]

Well Beings 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 […]

Anorexia

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.

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