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Mental Health: On Our Minds

Mental Health: On Our Minds

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Credit Allison V. Smith
"On Our Minds" is KERA News' initiative covering mental health.

The station began focusing on the issue in 2013. Shortly after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, KERA launched a project called Erasing the Stigma with The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas mayor’s office. It was the beginning of a years-long focus on mental health, which continues today.

The latest "On Our Minds" series is focused on the people who care for folks with mental health issues. It's called "The Caregivers."

KERA's mental health coverage is funded in part by the Donna Wilhelm Family Fund and Cigna.
Arts, Culture & Mental Health
  • As the pandemic continues, KERA and The Dallas Morning News are collaborating to document its impact on North Texas’ arts and culture scene. KERA’s Jerome Weeks follows up on a popular Facebook group for people who want to put up performance videos. It was created in 2020, in response to the isolation caused by COVID-19.