August 2021 

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This month, check out our award-winning documentary short, a youth-led discussion about mental health access for teens with limited support systems, upcoming events, and more!

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Suicide Note: A Poet's Journey Through Depression

Awarded Most Impactful Film
at the Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Film Festival!

Watch poet AKeem Rollins share the story behind his viral slam poetry piece in Suicide Note: A Poet’s Journey Through Depression, part of Well Beings’ Out of the Dark film series.

Now Streaming  

Mental Health Access Discussion

Myles Bess from Above the Noise hosts a panel of Bay Area youth and their advocates to discuss mental health access for foster youth and others with limited support systems. Plus, tools to become your own best advocate and seek the support you need!


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We Want to Hear from You!

The Well Beings community invites you to submit audio sound bites to be considered for a new documentary series. Send in an audio recording of you talking about your mental health journey in everyday life.

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Upcoming Events

Well Beings Tour: Austin

On Aug 25th at 5 PM ET, Austin PBS and Well Beings are teamed up for a live virtual event to take a look at how adults can avoid posing barriers to youth mental health, while ensuring adults are better equipped to offer help and hope when it's needed most. 

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Pets as Mental Health Support

Studies show pets reduce stress, anxiety and depression, especially among teens. Share your favorite pet photo or story with us, tag @WellBeingsOrg and use #WellBeings for a chance to be featured on our pages!

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Use #WellBeings on social media posts to contribute your story, messages of encouragement, and favorite mental health resources to Well Beings Community Story Wall.


Support for the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project provided by Otsuka, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual Insurance, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, One Mind, Movember, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dana Foundation, Dauten Family Foundation, The Hersh Foundation, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, John & Frances Von Schlegell, Sutter Health, Robina Riccitiello, and Jackson Family Enterprises.

Partners include CALL TO MIND at American Public Media, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, WE Organization, Forbes, PEOPLE, Mental Health America, National Council for Mental Wellbeing, The Steve Fund, and The Jed Foundation.

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