Call to Mind Live:
Preventing Teen Suicide in a Pandemic of Isolation
Tuesday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. EST
Digital, via Zoom
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. You may register at wvxu.org/calltomind. Upon registering, you will be asked to sign up for a Zoom account at no cost.
Young people, teachers, school staff, and parents/guardians are especially encouraged to attend.
March 16 event presented as part of the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project and Well Beings Tour
On Tuesday, March 16, Call to Mind and 91.7 WVXU will present Call to Mind Live: Preventing Teen Suicide in a Pandemic of Isolation. This free virtual event is co-produced by Cincinnati Public Radio and Call to Mind — American Public Media’s mental health initiative — as part of the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project and its Well Beings Tour, a national project led by pu blic media organization WETA addressing youth mental health needs.
Many high school students have been taken out of their routine and isolated from friends, teachers and extracurricular activities and thrust into a learning from home or hybrid home/school system, often leaving them disconnected from their traditional support system and struggling to find their way in this pandemic world. Statistics show suicidal thoughts and actions have been on the rise among teens for several years, leaving parents and teachers desperate for ways to help.
WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition host Michael Monks will host a live virtual program talking with young people and mental health experts about the impact of the year-long pandemic isolation on teens, their unique mental health issues, and what support systems are available to them.
The virtual event will feature a Q&A portion where audience members may share their questions. The event will be recorded for a radio broadcast at a later date.
About Well Beings
Well Beings is a multi-platform, multi-year campaign from public media to address the critical health needs in America through original broadcast and digital content, engagement campaigns and impactful local events. The campaign begins with the Youth Mental Health Project, engaging youth voices to create a national conversation, raise awareness, address stigma and discrimination, and encourage compassion. Well Beings was created by WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public media station in the nation’s capital, and brings together partners from across the country, including youth with lived experience of mental health challenges, families, caregivers, educators, medical and mental health professionals, social service agencies, private foundations, filmmakers, corporations and media sponsors, to create awareness and resources for better health and well-being. The public can join the conversation by using #WellBeings, visiting WellBeings.org, or following @WellBeingsOrg on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
The Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project is made possible by Otsuka, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, One Mind, Movember, National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Dauten Family Foundation, Dana Foundation, Hersh Foundation, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, Frances Von Schlegell and John E. Von Schlegell, Robina Riccitiello, Sutter Health, and Jackson Family Enterprises. Partners include Call to Mind at American Public Media, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, Forbes, PEOPLE, Mental Health America, The Steve Fund, and The Jed Foundation.
About Call to Mind
Call to Mind is an initiative to foster new conversations about mental health from Ame rican Public Media, the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national programming creation and distribution and innovative digital, social and mobile services in one organization. Using podcasts, news, events, partnerships and more, Call to Mind is bringing mental health conversations into the open, increasing public knowledge and engagement, to empower people to find the support they want and need. Learn more at calltomindnow.org or chime in on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using @calltomindnow.
About Cincinnati Public Radio
Cincinnati Public Radio is home to NPR member station 91.7 WVXU (simulcast on 88.5 WMUB) and classical 90.9 WGUC, public radio serving Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, and the Oxford area. WVXU provides listeners with an award-winning local news team led by Maryanne Zeleznik, and produces a daily talk show, Cincinnati Edition, hosted by Michael M onks. Along with the national and international reporting from NPR, WVXU keeps listeners current on all breaking news as well as provides in-depth analysis and unique storytelling as only they can.