Call to the Spirit Live: How Young People Cope with Anxiety and Stress



On Thursday, November 18, OPB’s daily radio show, “Think Out Loud ™” will host a live virtual conversation on how COVID-19 and other stressors are impacting people’s well-being. youth. The event is presented in partnership with Call to Mind, American Public Media’s mental health initiative, as part of the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project and its Well Beings Tour. The tour is a national project led by the public media organization WETA that addresses the mental health needs of young people.

As educators struggle to maintain safe learning environments, many emotional effects of the pandemic persist. And for some, the stress of uncertainty is compounded by the overwhelming burden of returning to in-person learning and the weight of academic expectations. Add in the broader concerns about climate change and the atmosphere of political division, and you have what you might call an anxious generation.

To discuss these effects, “Think Out Loud” host Dave Miller will lead a conversation with a local high school counselor, educators, high school students and others to explore how Oregon’s youth ‘come out. We ask them what makes them anxious, how they cope with it, and how individuals and institutions in their lives can support their resilience.

Audience members of this virtual event will have the opportunity to submit written questions and comments for the guests. The event will be recorded for broadcast on OPB Radio at a later date.

What: Call to Mind Live: How Young People Cope With Anxiety and Stress

When: Thursday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m. PT

Or: Virtual gathering via Zoom and Facebook Live

How? ‘Or’ What: This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to join via Zoom. Register now at

who: The event is presented by OPB and Call to Mind, as part of their Well Beings Youth Mental Health project and Well Beings tour.

About well-being

Well Beings is a multi-platform, multi-year public media campaign to address critical health needs in America through original broadcast and digital content, engagement campaigns and impactful local events. The campaign begins with the Youth Mental Health Project, engaging the voices of young people to create a national conversation, raise awareness, address stigma and discrimination, and encourage compassion. Well Beings was created by WETA Washington, DC, the nation’s flagship public media station, and brings together partners from across the country, including youth with lived experience of mental health issues, families, caregivers, educators, health and mental health professionals. , social service agencies, private foundations, filmmakers, businesses and media sponsors, to create awareness and resources for better health and well-being. The public can join the conversation by using #WellBeings, visiting, or following @WellBeingsOrg on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Financial support

Support for the YOUNG WELLNESS 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 and Accountability Commission, John & Frances Von Schlegell, Sutter Health, Robina Riccitiello and Jackson Family Enterprises.

National engagement and content partners

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

About the call to the spirit

Call to Mind is an initiative to foster new conversations about mental health from American Public Media, the largest public radio organization based in the United States, combining multi-regional station operations, creation and distribution of national programs and innovative digital, social and mobile services. in one organization. Using podcasts, news, events, partnerships and more, Call to Mind brings conversations about mental health to the public, increasing audience knowledge and engagement, so people can find the support they need and need. Learn more at or participate on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using @calltomindnow.

About the OPB

OPB is a leader in public media, serving diverse communities in the Northwest with in-depth, fact-based news and information on politics, environment, science, arts, history and cultures; business, education and more. Fueled by the generous support of its members, OPB seeks a variety of voices in our communities and raises authentic stories of people, places, events and issues in the region, providing context and deeper understanding. Independent journalism and OPB programs are available on, on OPB Radio and OPB TV. Follow OPB on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.



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