24 episodes

For students across the country, mental health is top of mind, especially in the midst of the pandemic. On Our Minds is a student-led and student-produced podcast about the biggest mental health challenges young people face. In each episode, two teen reporters guide you through stories by high schoolers, highlighting themes like social isolation, anxiety, depression, and the impact of racism. And, they talk to experts about practical tips for dealing with real-life situations. On Our Minds is a wellspring of authentic stories about the teenage experience, which will connect, educate, and inspire listeners of all ages.

On Our Minds with Matt and Faiza Student Reporting Labs

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

For students across the country, mental health is top of mind, especially in the midst of the pandemic. On Our Minds is a student-led and student-produced podcast about the biggest mental health challenges young people face. In each episode, two teen reporters guide you through stories by high schoolers, highlighting themes like social isolation, anxiety, depression, and the impact of racism. And, they talk to experts about practical tips for dealing with real-life situations. On Our Minds is a wellspring of authentic stories about the teenage experience, which will connect, educate, and inspire listeners of all ages.

    Season 2: Navigating the journey through race and culture

    Season 2: Navigating the journey through race and culture

    In this episode of On Our Minds, Matt and Faiza tackle topics like racism and bigotry and how each can have a negative impact on teen mental health. On Our Minds season one host Zion Williams also makes an appearance to interview writer and comedian Baratunde Thurston about his new show "America Outdoors" on PBS.

    Student producers include Sophia, Ryan, Keyon, and Blake from F.V. Pankow Center in Clinton Township, Michigan, and Zion Williams, also from F.V. Pankow Center. Guests include Mabelen Bonafacio and Baratunde Thurston.

    This episode was produced by Student Reporting Labs Youth Media Producer Kevin Truong with support from Briget Ganske.

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    • 24 min
    How music helped save Madison Beer’s life

    How music helped save Madison Beer’s life

    Student Reporting Labs production assistant Jaylah Moore-Ross speaks with singer-songwriter Madison Beer about her album "Life Support," recovery, and overcoming the stigma of mental health.

    This episode was produced by SRL production assistant Jaylah Moore-Ross with help from Briget Ganske.

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    • 14 min
    Season 2: The Power of a Mental Health Diagnosis

    Season 2: The Power of a Mental Health Diagnosis

    In this episode of On Our Minds, Matt and Faiza explore specific diagnoses like ADHD, OCD, and Schizoaffective Disorder. They also speak to a doctor about what it's like to get formally diagnosed with a mental health condition.

    Featuring a story produced and edited by Lily from Midland Trail High School and Fayette Institute of Technology in Fayette County, West Virginia. Guests include Kristen Stone from the Schizophrenia Spectrum Project and Dr. Scott Hadland from Massachusetts General Hospital.

    This episode was produced and edited by SRL Associate Youth Media Producer Becky Wandel with help from Briget Ganske and Jaylah Moore-Ross.

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    Subscribe to our podcast, 'On Our Minds:' https://studentreportinglabs.org/on-our-minds/

    • 23 min
    "All Boys Aren't Blue" author shares story about growing up Black and queer

    "All Boys Aren't Blue" author shares story about growing up Black and queer

    Student reporter Emma Hagood talks to George Johnson, author of the memoir All Boys Aren't Blue, about growing up Black and queer. Johnson talks about the controversy surrounding his book, and why book bans are detrimental to marginalized communities.

    This episode was produced by Student Reporting Labs Youth Media Producer Chris Schwalm with help from Briget Ganske.

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/reportinglabs

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studentreportinglabs/

    Subscribe to our podcast, 'On Our Minds:' https://studentreportinglabs.org/on-our-minds/

    • 11 min
    Season 2: LGBTQ+ teens on coming out to their immigrant parents

    Season 2: LGBTQ+ teens on coming out to their immigrant parents

    In this episode, LGBTQ+ teens talk about the unique cultural challenges they face as children of first-generation immigrants of color, and On Our Minds Season One host Noah Konevitch joins Matt to discuss their experiences as LGBTQ+ teens in high school.

    Student producers include Nandita from Georgia. Other student voices include Ellie and Claire from Georgia; Eloise from Haldane High School in Cold Spring, New York; Phin from Howard Public School in Tampa, Florida; and Noah from Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

    This episode was produced by Student Reporting Labs Youth Media Producer Chris Schwalm with help from Briget Ganske.

    Follow us:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StudentReportingLabs/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/reportinglabs

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studentreportinglabs/

    Subscribe to our podcast, 'On Our Minds:' https://studentreportinglabs.org/on-our-minds/

    • 23 min
    Season 2: Eating Disorder Recovery Stories

    Season 2: Eating Disorder Recovery Stories

    Hosts Matt and Faiza hear from Alice of Austin, Texas who shares her story of eating disorder recovery and talks to British social media influencer Ro Mitchell about sharing her recovery journey online. Matt and Faiza also talk to psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour on how eating and food can affect the well being of teens.

    The story in this episode is from Alice in Austin, Texas.

    This episode was produced by Student Reporting Labs Digital Producer Rawan Elbaba with help from Briget Ganske.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

wunderchica ,

We need to hear these voices!

It is so important to hear young people reflect on their own experience, in their own words...especially when it comes to mental health and well-being. This is ear-opening content for adults and teens alike - but definitely an amazing podcast to share with young folks in your life. Kudos to all involved in this project!

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