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Call to Mind Presents: Life’s Not On Hold – Teens Navigate Missed Milestones

Jan. 28 event presented as part of the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project and Well Beings Tour

DENVER JAN. 6, 2021 — On Thursday, Jan. 28, Colorado Public Radio will host Call to Mind Presents: Life’s Not On Hold – Teens Navigate Missed Milestones — an event about disruptions young people have faced due to the coronavirus pandemic. A collaboration between multiple public media entities, Call to Mind Presents: Life’s Not On Hold – Teens Navigate Missed Milestones is a free, virtual event co-produced by Call to Mind, American Public Media’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health, and Colorado Public Radio, as part of the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project and its Well Beings Tour, a national project led by public media organization WETA addressing youth mental health needs.

Colorado Public Radio’s Avery Lill will host a discussion with and for teens to share their experiences, along with licensed therapist and school social worker Feliz Fraser, and Rosalind Wiseman, a teen mental health advocate and author of “Queen Bees and Wannabes.” The discussion will explore the unprecedented losses teens have faced during the pandemic and solutions for navigating this turbulent time in their lives.

Teens are missing typical milestones and celebrations, like sports seasons, quinceañeras, graduation ceremonies and senior prom. They are also negotiating isolation and tangible setbacks that will affect their post-graduation goals — and some are finding creative ways to cope.

The virtual event will feature a Q&A portion where audience members may share their questions. The event will be recorded for a radio broadcast at a later date.

What: Call to Mind Presents: Life’s Not On Hold – Teens Navigate Missed Milestones

When: Jan. 28, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. MST (6 p.m. EST)

Where: Digital gathering via Zoom

How: This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. You may register here, with a free Zoom account.

Who: This event will be hosted by Colorado Public Radio’s Avery Lill, featuring interviews and discussion with teens and experts.


About Well Beings

Well Beings is a multi-platform, multi-year campaign from public media to address the critical health needs in America through original broadcast and digital content, engagement campaigns and impactful local events. The campaign begins with the Youth Mental Health Project, engaging youth voices to create a national conversation, raise awareness, address stigma and discrimination, and encourage compassion. Well Beings was created by WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public media station in the nation’s capital, and brings together partners from across the country, including youth with lived experience of mental health challenges, families, caregivers, educators, medical and mental health professionals, social service agencies, private foundations, filmmakers, corporations and media sponsors, to create awareness and resources for better health and well-being. The public can join the conversation by using #WellBeings, visiting WellBeings.org, or following @WellBeingsOrg on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

The Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project is made possible by Otsuka, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, One Mind, Movember, National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Dauten Family Foundation, Dana Foundation, Hersh Foundation, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, Frances Von Schlegell and John E. Von Schlegell, Robina Riccitiello, Sutter Health, and Jackson Family Enterprises. Partners include Call to Mind at American Public Media, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, Forbes, PEOPLE, Mental Health America, The Steve Fund, and The Jed Foundation.

About Call to Mind

Call to Mind is an initiative to foster new conversations about mental health from American Public Media, the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national programming creation and distribution and innovative digital, social and mobile services in one organization. Using podcasts, news, events, partnerships and more, Call to Mind is bringing mental health conversations into the open, increasing public knowledge and engagement, to empower people to find the support they want and need. Learn more at calltomindnow.org or chime in on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using @calltomindnow.

About Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization delivering meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org.

  • CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
  • CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
  • Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
  • Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned.
  • KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southern Colorado. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.