LISTEN: Teens talk mental health to combat stigma

The logo for Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling. (Photo courtesy of MHATS)

Almost half of teenagers experience a diagnosable mental health condition between 13 and 18. These treatable conditions have a huge impact on the physical and emotional health of Alaska’s youth. The stigma associated with mental health remains one of the biggest barriers to young people seeking effective treatment. On Line One, Prentiss Pemberton hosted a conversation with a group of teens involved with Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton


  • Emma Knapp, member of Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling (MHATS)
  • Ivy Marshall, member of MHATS



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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2020, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2020, at 8 p.m. AKDT


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Prentiss Pemberton is a host of Line One: Your Health Connection at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at Read more about Prentiss here.

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