Mental illness is on the rise among adolescents, with 1 in 5 teenagers living with a severe mental disorder. In 2019, 70% of teens said that anxiety and depression are major problems among people their age in their community.
Hosted by 16-year-old high school sophomores Noah Konevitch of Lebanon, Pa. and Zion Williams of Clinton Township, Mich., On Our Minds with Noah and Zion is SRL’s new—and first—podcast that will tackle some of the biggest mental health challenges young people face in five, 30-minute episodes. The podcast is a collaboration between SRL and WETA Well Beings.
The launch and first episode of On Our Minds with Noah and Zion will drop on Fri. May 28 at 6am ET. Subscribe or follow wherever you get your podcasts.
About Student Reporting Labs
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs connect students with an innovative video journalism curriculum and a network of public broadcasting mentors to develop digital media, critical thinking, and communication skills while producing original news reports from a youth perspective. Visit studentreportinglabs.org to learn more.
On Our Minds is produced with support from WETA’s Well Beings campaign and Youth Metal Health Project, as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Frieda Berlinski Foundation, the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award.