Newsy will devote hundreds of hours to special mental health programs starting September 6

ATLANTA, August 31, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Newsy, the only national newscast available free over the air 24/7, will devote hundreds of hours of broadcasting to special mental health programs starting in September in a series called “America’s Breakdown: Confronting Our Mental Health Crisis “. Through a hyper-personal and thoughtful narrative, Newsy will focus on how people can experience problems differently based on demographics and geography.

Watch the teaser video here.

Special programming produced by Newsy, the Scripps national news team and Scripps Local Media will air during the day and night and will include dozens of mental health produced reports, four in-depth weekly specials, an original documentary and a 30 – second PSA which directs viewers to additional resources, all culminating in a town hall event with high profile guests.

Newsy will compile all of its special programming, including mental health resources at The reports will be available for viewing online after airing.

“A new study found that rates of anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders have risen since the start of the pandemic. This translates into a need to thoroughly examine how the country is coping with the mental health crisis,” he said. Kate O’Brian, Head of the news group, Scripps Networks. “Newsy has devoted hundreds of hours to this problem, which impacts every American’s life, through incessant reporting. The result is a lot of stellar journalism.”

Newsy packages include:

Mental health barbers
Newsy highlights an organization that provides barbershops in stores across the country with mental health skills and resources to help customers, many of whom fear the stigma of going to therapy and asking for help.

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

Classified workers
Intelligence community insiders are unable to discuss personal mental health issues with outside family members or therapists due to the reserved nature and fear of slowing career growth. Newsy talks to a former CIA officer about his alcoholism and sobriety.

Indigenous psychological assistance
Thousands of Native American children have been forced to attend boarding schools created to strip them of their culture. Newsy talks to a mother with PTSD about her experience of abuse. As a result, her daughter who takes care of her feels a generational trauma. Newsy also talks to a psychiatrist about an indigenous approach to mental health care in this community.

Young shooters
Newsy talks to a 16-year-old boy, who tells Newsy he was almost a school shooter and takes viewers through the emotions and circumstances that drove him to buy a gun and almost go into a rage.

COVID and mental health
Newsy shares new research on how to treat the long-range neurological impacts of COVID, including symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, and cognitive impairment.

Treatment with opioid pellets
Newsy talks to the “Growing Pains” actor. Jeremy Miller, who shares her journey to overcome alcohol addiction and victory, after implanting an experimental pellet in her body to reduce cravings for alcohol. Newsy will also give spectators a look at the race to make a long-lasting version of the pellet, designed to attack opioid dependence.

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

Find out more about how to tune in to Newsy here.

About news
Newsy (@Newsy) is the nation’s only 24/7 news network, providing viewers with national news without opinion from 14 news outlets across the U.S. Newsy is available for more than 94% of the US TV houses for free and over the air with a digital antenna, on mobile with the Newsy app and online at It also ships on an expanding 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 The EW Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

SOURCE The EW Scripps Company

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