On Our Minds: 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.