Video series informs middle school students on mental health


May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the “Mind Frame” digital series is a resource to share facts, statistics, and the science behind mental health topics and psychology. These videos aims to help normalize discussion around mental health by providing accurate information and giving students specific strategies they can use when they or someone they know is confronting a mental health challenge.

This series is hosted by a teenage peer with each episode of “Mind Frame” beginning by establishing basic facts about a mental health issue, such as how common it is and what its symptoms can look like. Videos also include a call to action, encouraging students to do something if they recognize their own symptoms or witness someone else who needs help. Peers and friends are often the first line of defense in spotting mental health problems, so this series will provide specific strategies a student can use if a peer is struggling.

"Mind Frame” is brought to you by the Broadcast Educational Media Commission, Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, Montgomery County Educational Service Center, and Public Media Connect (ThinkTV and CET).