Hear for you: Mental health podcast
Mental illness is on the rise among adolescents, with 1 in 5 teenagers living with a severe mental disorder [source]. And 70% of teens say that anxiety and depression are major problems among people their age in their community [source]. That means that mental concerns are really common. There are many resources available, though young people may not always know where to go for help.
Why report on mental health? The media plays a crucial role in advancing our understanding of mental health and reducing stigmas around these conditions. Youth journalists, in particular, have a unique perspective and opportunity to show what mental health really looks like for young people, what kind of services are available to them, and the real stories behind the statistics.
- WATCH: Mental Health Podcast 101 Webinar. SRL youth media producers, PBS NewsHour Podcast Producer Vika Aronson and WETA’s Digital Director Justin Rhodes have an interactive conversation about best practices for audio storytelling.
- WATCH: Interview with a veteran mental health reporter. Karen Brown, longtime reporter for New England Public Media gives her best tips for journalists covering mental health challenges.
- WATCH: How to Record a Podcast. This NEW Level Up Tutorial discusses how to record the best audio given your immediate surroundings.
- Mental Health Resources are available for student reporters