YC Spotlight: Coping with Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month, and we’re here to celebrate self care. In the recent years, talking about depression, anxiety, and other disorders has become a form of empowerment. Influencers like Demi Lovato and Logic have been vocal about their struggles with mental disorders. Despite the growing acceptance, the topic remains a taboo in Latinx and African American cultures. But, why?

Youth Producers talk with Selena Padilla about being diagnosed with depression and how it affected her school performance, health, and lifestyle. Patrick Forman, Youth Advocate, talks about introducing group therapy in schools. Plus, learn how racial inequalities can also affect the process of overcoming mental health issues in America.

Watch now and tune in to the Youth Channel every weekday at 6pm on MNN4 (Spectrum 67, RCN 85, FiOS 36), MNNHD (Spectrum 1993), or streamking live on mnn.org