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Student Mental Health Matters Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to equip educators, school staff, and school mental health professionals with critical knowledge and strategies needed to support the mental well-being of their students. Video-based resources — produced by mental health organizations and public media producers, and featuring New York-based mental health experts — cover suicide prevention, stress and anxiety, self-harm, adverse childhood experiences, and social media.

Videos and coverage across PBS

Young People Discuss the Medications That Help Them Manage Their Mental Illnesses

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Young People Discuss the Medications That Help Them Manage Their Mental Illnesses

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How One Teen’s Suicide Attempt Led to a Life-Changing App | PBS Short Docs

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Shortage of mental health services for teens forces parents to take desperate measures

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Navigating the Tumultuous, Internal Worlds of Self-Harm

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Teenage girls experiencing record high levels of sadness, violence and trauma, CDC says

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Echoes of Absence: The Profound Way Suicide Effects Friends and Loved Ones

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Social Media | Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness

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Past Programming | Sept 22 - Oct 5

A week of special public media programming across New York State focused on the importance of youth mental health.