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MDEAT tackles teen mental health on new weekly podcast

Written by Chelsie Lane

Alone, we can do so little; Together we can do so much!

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) has been working hard to keep the community informed during the COVID-19 lockdown. Thanks to the MDEAT Youth Action Committee (YAC) and Miami Dade Teen Court, you can tune in to WMBM AM 1490 for the MDEAT Community Connections show. Hosted on the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m, the show connects with local teens by having frank conversations about things that matter to them. The show is hosted by MDEAT staff, Cheryl Mizell and Elvis Caines, who serves as MDEAT Teen Court Coordinator.

In their most recent podcast aired on May 7th, the topic was on the challenges faced by youth during the pandemic and offered resources and ideas parents can use to help their teens cope. Listeners heard from guest panelist, Dr. Tisa McGhee, an Associate Professor at Barry University’s School of Social Work and Dr. Alfred Campbell, a researcher affiliated with the Association of Black Psychologists. The doctors offered advice to parents on teen mental health and how parents could help their children manage their stress and the trauma associated with COVID-19.

Many youth are feeling lost about what their future holds and how the pandemic aftermath will affect them. This can have a major impact on the mental health of our youth. Please click the link if you need information on resources to help with your teens.

Tune into the podcast weekly for more about Teen Mental Health & COVID-19.  

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