August 2020

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This month, school is back in session! Check out these great mental health resources to support youth and educators as they start the upcoming school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Now Streaming

Are Georgia Students Ready to Go Back to School? 

Students, parents, and educators are worried about the return to school during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch GPB News host Virginia Prescott during the interactive virtual town hall focused on youth mental health and going back to school. In partnership with Well Beings, Call to Mind, and Georgia based-community partners, learn more about available resources to support Georgia's youth and their mental health.  

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Back To School  

The Challenges of Virtual Learning  

"The challenges are the students mental health, and just actually engaging and feeling that this year is productive." PBS NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs share the concerns & challenges of educators from across the country amid the unease of the pandemic, as the school year approaches.

Brave Teens Series:   

Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

Just over four years after the devastating Pulse Night Club Shooting in her home city of Orlando, Florida - Savanna sheds light on how mental health affects those in the LGBTQ+ community. Watch more episodes from the Brave Teens Series here.

Upcoming Events

NET Virtual Discussion:
Preventing Youth Suicide

In Nebraska, suicide is a leading cause of death among 10 to 24-year-olds. Join NET Nebraska & WellBeings for a Virtual Discussion Event with Q&A on suicide prevention and destigmatizing mental health this Thursday, August 20, at 4 pm CT. Visit for more info!
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In the Media 

Global Youth Mental Health Back to School Guide

While the return to school will be not only welcome but exciting for many students, others will be feeling anxious or frightened. Here are tips to help your children navigate some of the complicated emotions they may be facing with going back to school.
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Support provided by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, 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 American Public Media’s Call to Mind, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, Forbes, People, Mental Health America, and The Steve Fund.
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