13 episodes

Mental health is becoming an increasingly youth-centered crisis, but all too often, young people are left out of the conversation.

Brain Waves is a podcast that elevates the voices of the unheard students--the ones

It’s time for us to take action to combat the mental health crisis, and listening to Brain Waves is a great way to start. Tune in every Friday for a different mental health topic, told by the youth, for the youth.

BrainWaves StAMINA

    • Education
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Mental health is becoming an increasingly youth-centered crisis, but all too often, young people are left out of the conversation.

Brain Waves is a podcast that elevates the voices of the unheard students--the ones

It’s time for us to take action to combat the mental health crisis, and listening to Brain Waves is a great way to start. Tune in every Friday for a different mental health topic, told by the youth, for the youth.

    Episode 12.0: Final Episode of the Season

    Episode 12.0: Final Episode of the Season

    Mental Health America screenings: https://screening.mentalhealthamerica.net/screening-tools?ref=MHAKY

    Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

    The Trevor Project (hotline, online chat, and texting): https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255

    If you or anyone you know are ever experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or utilize the other resources detailed in this description.

    • 21 min
    Episode 11.0: Yup, People Really Said That!

    Episode 11.0: Yup, People Really Said That!

    For the second to last episode of the season, we turn to Twitter and Instagram to highlight some of the ridiculous, funny, and sometimes sad things people discuss mental health on the platforms. Tune in for some laughs (but a few lessons, too!).

    If you or anyone you know are ever experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or utilize the other resources detailed in this description.

    • 9 min
    Episode 10.0: Suicide is a Tough Topic. But Let’s Talk About It.

    Episode 10.0: Suicide is a Tough Topic. But Let’s Talk About It.

    Youth suicide isn’t easy to talk about, but nothing good ever comes of silence. This week, we have special guest Marcie Timmerman, the Executive Director of Mental Health America of Kentucky, to chat about what’s causing high rates of suicide, what protective factors can help, and what we can do as a community to address the issue. There are several resources we reference throughout the episode, which are linked below.

    Mental Health America screenings: https://screening.mentalhealthamerica.net/screening-tools?ref=MHAKY

    Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

    The Trevor Project (hotline, online chat, and texting): https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255

    If you or anyone you know are ever experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or utilize the other resources detailed in this description.

    • 21 min
    Episode 9.0: Ocean—Build Your Mental Mussels

    Episode 9.0: Ocean—Build Your Mental Mussels

    Nope, we didn’t misspell muscles! Ocean is our marine-themed set of conversation cards that we’ve designed to help families have productive and open discussions about wellbeing. Families can play a significant role in mental health, and we recognized that many don’t know how to approach the issue. Ocean comes with over 120 creative, beautifully designed, and easy-to-use conversation starters to dip your toes into the mental health dialogue waters. Tune in to hear Sandra and Allison unbox and test the cards themselves!

    If you or anyone you know are ever experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    • 19 min
    Episode 8.0: BLOOPERS—Laughter Is Good for You!

    Episode 8.0: BLOOPERS—Laughter Is Good for You!

    Sandra and Allison, our co-hosts, are first-time podcasters, so there have been hours and hours of bloopers in recording our first few episodes. Laughter can be great for your mental health, so laugh along with (and at) us in this sampling of just a few of our stutters, fumbles, failed ASMR snippets, hysterical laughter, and much more.

    If you or anyone you know are ever experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    • 27 min
    Episode 7.0: Decompress That Stress!

    Episode 7.0: Decompress That Stress!

    Stress serves a natural biological purpose—way back when, it was our stress response that helped us survive when we stumbled upon a lion, got into a fight, or were chasing after our dinner. Stress can sometimes help us now, too—remember how fast you worked last time you started an essay an hour before it was due?

    However, chronic, never ending stress is becoming more and more common, with significant consequences on mental and physical health. We chat about what we can do about it in today’s episode. Remember that this isn’t a comprehensive review, and we encourage you to do more research! Our sources are below: 

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2018/understanding-critical-components-of-the-brains-stress-circuitry.shtml

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml

    https://people.com/health/teen-stress-rising-what-to-do/

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20046037

    If you or anyone you know are every experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Laugh88lcards ,

Vital Work Being Done

This podcast, and StAMINA in particular, is advancing the discussion of what needs to be done to help those struggling with mental health issues. It is empowering students to have a voice and help shape how mental illness is viewed and treated. Great job!!!

Chippyness ,

Informative and chill

I love hearing teenagers my age talking about mental health. This podcast is eye opening to how there's so much more to mental health than what people openly talk about. It's so put together for teenagers and the hosts are chill and knowledgeable. Would recomend to anyone even slightly interested in learning about mental health.

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