Mental Health: On Our Minds
KERA News' initiative to cover mental health is called "On Our Minds." Reporter Syeda Hasan is leading the effort.
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 the Hersh Foundation.