The month of May is dedicated to both Asian American Pacific Islander heritage and mental health awareness. The youth mental health podcast “On Our Minds,” which is part of Student Reporting Labs network, takes a look at the toll Asian American stereotypes take on teen mental health and well being. Podcast host Faiza Ashar delves into the topic with student filmmaker Mabelen Bonifacio.
Faiza Ashar, 16, is the co-host of the second season of ‘On Our Minds,’ a podcast by PBS NewHour’s Student Reporting Labs. The podcast is in partnership with WETA’s Well Beings, a long-term mental health awareness campaign that works with local PBS stations across the country.