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Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The conversation about mental health in adolescents and young adults has become increasingly important and is constantly shifting and turning, according to experts. Wellness: Mental Health in Schools is a podcast that connects with those that are at the forefront of these conversations to understand the factors, obstacles and solutions to improving the mental wellbeing of students. 

Episode 1: Connecting with Students about Mental Health in the Age of Social Media

Social media has implemented itself into all facets of peoples’ lives. With the touch of a screen, we have access to more information than we ever dreamed of. Inevitably, this has a ripple effect into the lives of students, the way they interact with one another as well as their teachers. The first episode includes a conversation with Carla Brauer of Sidney Public Schools and a discussion about social media, its effects on students, and in what ways it has impacted the way teachers interact with students.