Youth Mental Health

Journalists are reporting on and amplifying youth mental health solutions.

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Resources for Covering Youth Mental Health

It's possible for reporters to cover what's working to address youth mental health concerns while ensuring they don't cause harm in the process.

If you're covering youth mental health or are interested in this topic, two webinars have information and tools you can apply immediately to your reporting. They are offered in partnership with Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing's Media and Mental Health Initiative.

HEAL Fellowship

The Solutions Journalism Network is thrilled to announce its inaugural class of HEAL Fellows — U.S. journalists reporting on, for and with young people who are facing mental health challenges and healing through innovative community responses.


HEAL Fellows


From San Francisco to Louisville, the 10 HEAL Fellows will:

  • (H)elp spread rigorous reporting on what’s working to address mental health issues and inequities;
  • (E)xpand young audiences’ access to solutions reporting on issues affecting them;
  • (A)ssess the impact of their solutions reporting in the community;
  • (L)earn and teach others how to report on and amplify youth mental health solutions.

Student Media Challenge

As part of the 2024-25 Student Media Challenge, student newsrooms are collaborating to cover student mental health through a solutions lens.