On Our Minds is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning, student-led and student-produced podcast about the biggest mental health challenges young people face. In each episode, two teen reporters guide you through stories by high schoolers from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs about the teenage experience that connects, educates and inspires listeners of all ages.
Season 4 is produced in collaboration with KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media.
For mental health resources, visit studentreportinglabs.org/mentalhealthresources
On Our Minds hosts Noah and Zion explore the stigma around mental health and share personal stories about social anxiety and combating panic attacks from teens in Michigan and Texas. This episode includes actress Asia Jackson describing how she copes with anxiety and depression and features tips from adolescent health physician Dr. Hina Talib on how to stay proactive when it comes to your mental health. Click here for this episode’s transcript.
Students at I Promise School in Akron, Ohio interview one of the greatest basketball stars of all time: LeBron James! Watch a longer video of their conversation with LeBron James here.
In this episode, LGBTQ+ teens talk about the unique cultural challenges they face as children of first-generation immigrants of color, and On Our Minds Season One host Noah Konevitch joins Matt to discuss their experiences as LGBTQ+ teens in high school. Click here for this episode’s transcript.
Hosts Matt and Faiza hear from Alice of Austin, Texas who shares her story of eating disorder recovery and talks to British social media influencer Ro Mitchell about sharing her recovery journey online. Matt and Faiza also talk to psychologist Lisa Damour on how eating and food can affect the well being of teens. Click here for this episode’s transcript.
At SXSW EDU, Tyler interviewed science content creator Hank Green, and student reporter Ingrid Smith interviewed former U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Both Green and Harjo talked about how to “be yourself.” Click here for this episode’s transcript.
You asked, we delivered–an episode all about music! Students share what songs they love right now, and how music makes them feel and connects them to their culture. Plus James gives an impromptu musical performance. Click here for this episode’s transcript.
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