Newsy dedicates hundreds of hours to special programming on mental health starting September 6

AtlantaAnd the August 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/- NEWSCIThe country’s only 24/7 TV news network that is available for free over the air will dedicate hundreds of hours of live broadcasts to special programs about mental health, starting in September, in a series called “America’s Collapse: Confronting Our Mental Health Crisis.” By telling personal and thoughtful stories, Newsy will focus on how people might encounter different problems based on demographics and geography.

Watch the teaser video here.

Special programs produced by Newsy, the national Scripps news team, and Scripps Local Media will broadcast across day and night and include dozens of produced and dedicated mental health reports, four weekly in-depth specials, an original documentary, and a 30-second PSA that draws viewers to additional resources, culminating in an event At the city hall with high-ranking guests.

Newsy will compile all of its own programming, including mental health resources at The reports will be available for viewing online after they are broadcast.

I found a new study Rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders have increased since the start of the pandemic. This results in the need for a deep study of how the country is dealing with a mental health crisis.” Kate O’Brien, head of newsgroup, Scripps Networks. “Newsy has devoted hundreds of hours to this issue, which affects the lives of every American, through relentless reporting. The result is plenty of excellent journalism.”

News packages include:

Barbershops for mental health
Newsy highlights an organization that provides store barbers across the country with mental health skills and resources to help clients, many of whom fear stigma when going to treatment and seeking help.

Mental health and TikTok
TikTok has become a major platform for both mental health professionals and people seeking guidance in the field of mental health. Newsy talking to Dr. Courtney Tracya licensed psychologist and social worker with 1.8 million followers on TikTok, talks about why she started making videos to talk about mental health from a professional and personal point of view.

classified workers
Personnel in the intelligence community are unable to discuss personal mental health issues with family or outside therapists due to the confidential nature and fear of impeding career development. Newsy talks to a former CIA officer about his alcoholism and sobriety.

Aboriginal mental health care
Thousands of Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools that were set up to strip them of their culture. Newsy talks to a mother with PTSD who opens up about her experience with abuse. As a result, her daughter who takes care of her feels the shock of her generation. Newsy also talks to a psychiatrist about a local approach to mental health care in this community.

young shooters
Speaking to a 16-year-old man, Newsy tells Newsy that he was about to have a school shooting and takes viewers through the emotions and circumstances that led him to buy a gun and nearly explode.

COVID and mental health
Newsy shares new research on how to treat the long-term neurological effects of the novel coronavirus, including symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog and cognitive impairment.

opium granules treatment
Newsy talks to ‘Growing Pains’ actor Jeremy Miller, who shares his journey to overcome alcoholism and victory, after implanting an experimental pellet in his body to reduce his cravings for alcohol. Newsy will also give viewers a look at the race to create a long-lived version of the grit designed for attack opioid addicted.

Newsy is owned by EW Scripps (NASDAQ: SSP).

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About Newsy
Newsy (Newsy) is the nation’s only free 24/7 news network, providing opinion-free national news from 14 news bureaus across the U.S. Newsy, available to more than 94% of U.S. TV homes for free and on the air with Digital antenna on mobile with Newsy App and online at It is also carried on a wide range of streaming devices and services, including Samsung TV Plus, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Pluto TV, Apple TV, Sling, Vizio, and Xumo. Newsy is part of EW Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

Source: EW Scripps

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