PBS ‘This Emotional Life’ Talks About Mental Health

A new series just premiered on PBS this month called This Emotional Life. It is a three-part series that is shining a bright spotlight on our happiness – what it is, what stands in the way and what we’re all doing to try to find it. Kathryn Power, M.Ed., Director of the Center of Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), blogged about this program in the Huffington Post and says:

“More than just a series, it’s a multi-platform outreach campaign extending over the next two years to create awareness, understanding and solutions surrounding emotional well-being. This is a unique opportunity to leverage the power of media to affect societal change — in this case, in the area of mental health and emotional well-being.”

The series explores ways to improve our social relationships, cope with emotional issues, and become more positive, resilient individuals.

We encourage you to explore the links in this post for more information – watch the shows, sign up to be part of the ongoing community of information. You can be part of a groundbreaking campaign to connect people with information, and also to connect people with peer support that is so key to emotional wellness!