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How seeing negative stereotypes of Asian Americans can affect mental health

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.

PBS NewsHour

Variety: Podcast News Roundup

PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs (SRL) on May 4 premiered Season 2 of youth mental-health podcast “On Our Minds,” hosted by 17-year-old high school junior Matt Suescun of Wyckoff, N.J., and 16-year-old high school junior Faiza Ashar of Baltimore. Available on all major audio platforms, the podcast is produced in partnership with WETA’s Well Beings, a multiyear mental health public awareness campaign that works with local PBS stations across the country to deliver local programming. The podcast will comprise 15 episodes released twice weekly through the end of June.