Queer Youth Resilience & Mental Health

About the Program

Everyday Queer teens and young adults are challenged by the politicization of gender identity and sexual orientation—along with increased levels of discrimination. The mental health consequences are alarming. In 2022, 45-percent of LGBTQ youth report to have seriously considered suicide, and 14% tried to hurt themselves. At a time when LGBTQ youth face continued fights around their identity, gaps in mental health support and representation mental health providers... how are Queer youth staying resilient in the middle of continued barriers?

Join Call to Mind host Kimberly Adams for Queer Youth Resilience & Mental Health, a one-hour broadcast special.

Call to Mind’s broadcast specials explore an emerging area of understanding in mental health and share new knowledge to empower people to engage in their well-being. All Call to Mind programs are produced with a focus on identity representation.


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Audition audio available: April 14, 2023
Promo spot available: April 14, 2023
Program rundown available: April 28, 2023
Date content will be uploaded: April 28, 2023


Broadcast Window

May 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023

If you'd like to air this special outside of the indicated broadcast window, please contact your Station Relations Representative.

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before July 1, 2023. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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Kimberly Adams

Kimberly Adams is the host of Call to Mind’s national broadcast programs, and a host and senior correspondent for APM's Marketplace. She covers mental health, politics, business and the economy from Washington, DC, where she also serves as Chair for the Board of Governors at the National Press Club. Before moving to DC, Kimberly was a Cairo-based journalist reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring. Her award-winning work aired on multiple networks in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.

Kimberly identifies as a Black woman (she/her).

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