America is experiencing a mental health crisis. In recent years, the use of mental health services jumped by nearly 40% among millions of commercially insured American adults, according a recent JAMA Health Forum. With that, there has been more of a push to talk about our mental health, and for the next year, GBH’s Morning Edition co-host Paris Alston will join that conversation with a new series called Wake Up Well
Once a month, we'll discuss a timely topic and how it affects our mental health. Topics will range from dating and relationships to substance use disorder and the emotional toll on activists. Each segment will be designed as a toolkit for identifying how certain emotions related to these topics may present themselves, and what listeners can do to deal with them. Partnering with us on this effort is the wellness platform PureSpark,
which was founded by Nieisha Deed.
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