ITHACA, N.Y. — At a time when many individuals’s psychological well being is in decline as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, a neighborhood radio program is giving college students a platform to voice their experiences with psychological sickness and to interrupt down stigmas hooked up to them.
Within the fourth and fifth episodes of “Youth Voices,” a sequence that provides native youth a platform to debate points they’re keen about airing on the native station WRFI, 9 Ithaca college students starting from center college to varsity open up about their experiences with psychological sickness. “Youth Voices” is produced and hosted by Ithaca Voice contributor J.T. Stone. Be taught extra concerning the sequence here.
In keeping with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 American adults expertise a psychological dysfunction yearly, in addition to 1 in 6 American kids. Regardless of its commonality, destructive attitudes towards psychological sickness nonetheless persist, together with the concept individuals with psychological well being issues are violent, unstable or harmful. Though it’s not at all times simple, speaking about psychological well being and psychological sickness is step one to normalizing one of the stigmatized matters in American tradition.
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Within the fourth episode of “Youth Voices,” native college students Genevieve Noel, Edward Myers, Zadie Wang and Elliot Bell open up about their experiences coping with psychological well being points starting from generalized anxiousness dysfunction and sexual trauma, gender dysphoria and ADHD, trichotillomania and suicide. Wang additionally recites an unique poem titled “You Are Sufficient,” which promotes self-love. This episode initially aired on WRFI on March 24.
Within the fifth episode of “Youth Voices,” native college students Sophia Rakovich, Deena Houissa, Leo Brisson and Bethany Mortlock converse to what it is like dwelling with psychological well being points akin to panic dysfunction and dermatillomania, bipolar dysfunction and OCD, and anorexia and despair. Zoe Gras additionally recites an unique poem about experiencing suicidal ideations. This episode initially aired on WRFI on April 7.
Earlier episodes of “Youth Voices” deal with the problems of abortion, gun management measures and sports activities and performing arts stigmas. All of the episodes might be discovered here.