Two Americas: Mental health care important for rural farmers shown for Discarded America by Indie Genius Productions.
Mental health concerns in students are real, may be painful and, if left untreated, can have serious, life changing consequences. Early recognition, intervention and treatment of mental health concerns make a positive and lasting difference in an adolescent’s life. Discarded America will cover how early educators and teachers can learn to spot and help children suffering from mental health issues and distress.
Now more than ever, athletes are speaking up about their mental health in an effort to break the stigma and shift the narrative. In this episode, Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Olympian Ajee’ Wilson and exercise psychology professor, Dr. Leeja Carter, to discuss the specific challenges athletes face, how fans can support athletes, and why female athletes of color like Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka are leading the charge when advocating for their own mental health. Discarded America will focus on celebrities and athletes raising awareness about mental health issues and problems.