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This webpage provides information on mental health resources and is not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What Does Community Engagement Look Like for the Mental Well-Being Initiative? 

Nine PBS anchors our work in what is most important to our community. We regularly convene trusted community partners through our Model for Community Engagement. Essential steps include:

  • Engaging in Conversations and Listening Sessions: Collaborative convenings with community members and partners aid in understanding local needs and current efforts in making sure our community can flourish
  • Creating Content: This initiative crafts content that amplifies diverse perspectives, deepens understanding of mental well-being, and highlights regional support and resources
  • Increasing Awareness and Understanding: By working closely with partners embedded within communities, this initiative ensures on-air, online, and on-the-ground engagement, reflecting a commitment to real-time impact
  • Collecting Community Data: To inform next steps for collective action, we utilize a variety of feedback channels that build a real-time picture of community priorities and changing needs