Animated series offers lessons on teen mental health
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Suicide is one of the top three causes of deaths in children older than 10, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research shows connections with friends, family and community can prevent suicide.
The Cook Center for Human Connection, working with Wonder Media, has created an animated stories series called “My Life Is Worth Living” to help with teen mental health. The series includes a short holiday message that time and connection are the greatest gifts this time of year.
The series uses relatable teen situations to share the message that young people can get support from people around them and that no situation is hopeless. The videos are in five languages, and the website offers guidance for parents and extension lessons for grades 6-12.