ABC Owned Television Stations have announced their programming for Mental Health Awareness and will participate in “Mental Health Action Day” on May 20th.
- ABC Owned Television Stations are helping to raise awareness of mental health challenges during Mental Health Awareness Month.
- Audiences will discover monthlong content and community events airing across ABC’s eight stations in:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- The station group announced today its participation in the first-ever “Mental Health Action Day” to be held Thursday, May 20th.
- Mental Health Action Day will include same-day town hall discussions and exclusive content in each market specifically focused to provide mental health experts and resources to the 1,590 local communities the station group serves.
- The month kicks off with ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh Durham airing “Eyewitness News Investigates: The Silent Struggle,” May 6th (5:30 pm EDT).
Upcoming ABC Owned Television Stations Linear and Streaming Content
ABC7/ABC-TV New York
- Content airing throughout the month will focus on:
- How support groups provided virtual service during the pandemic
- Navigating through grief, mental illness, anxiety
- How racism has taken a toll on communities of color
- As the tri-state area is set to reopen fully on May 19th, ABC7 will hold a “Mental Wellness Matters” town hall on May 13th.
- Viewers can stream the town hall on WABC’s free ABC7 New York App and connected TV apps.
ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles
- The network will air weekly content raising awareness about mental health.
- “Mental Wellness Matters” town hall airs Thursday, May 20 (4:30-5:00 p.m. PDT), with community mental health partners and experts to answer viewers’ questions and share resources.
- ABC7 is also partnering with:
- UCLA Health
- National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Pacific Clinics
- San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center
- Nonprofit community organizations throughout Southern California.
- Viewers can stream content on the station’s free news app ABC7 Los Angeles and connected TV apps.
- In addition to mental health-related content throughout the month WLS hosts two virtual town halls series, Our Chicago: Voices of the Community on May 13th and May 27th.
- “Windy City LIVE” dedicates a mental health hour on May 24th to include an open discussion with a panel of experts, a mental health and wellness segment, and discuss the various mental health apps available.
- The network will air segments every Monday in May on various mental health topics during the 5 p.m. newscast.
- The station will stream a digital town hall, “Minding Your Mental Health” on May 20th.
- The town hall will be available to view on 6abc.com and across its free 6abc Philadelphia news streaming app, with both local and national resources made available to viewers.
ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco
- Monthlong content includes raising awareness of mental health issues throughout the Bay Area and providing local resources.
- The ABC7 Listens town hall, Stop the Hate: Protect Our AAPI Communities, airs May 14th.
- In support of Mental Health Action Day, ABC7 will air “Your Mental Health: A Bay Area Conversation” town hall during its 4 pm newscast on May 20th and live stream the program across its free ABC7 Bay Area news app and connected TV apps.
- Viewers can tune in for monthlong content including a “Mental Health Action Day'' town hall, Action 13: COVID-19 and Our Restaurant Industry, on May 20th.
- ABC 13 supports “NAMIWalks 2021” airing local stories about the work NAMI Greater Houston does for the community, including fundraisers, programs, providing resources and mental health advocacy.
- Following The Silent Struggle special, WTVD shares an exclusive “Silent Struggle” stream-only town hall continuing the discussion on WTVD’s free ABC11 North Carolina App and connected TV.
- Additionally, for Mental Health Action Day, WTVD will investigate the “Model Minority” stereotypes that looks at the damaging effects to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
- That same week, an intersection of Jewish American Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness. Wake County Holocaust survivors explain their history and present-day isolation and displacement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- WTVD will air an additional virtual town hall to help connect viewers with resources supporting “Mental Health Action Day” on May 20th.
- The network dedicates an “ABC30 Together” segment sharing stories through a multicultural lens on May 19th, raising awareness of mental health challenges in communities of color, specifically the experience of the Latino communities.
- In support of Mental Health Action Day, ABC30 will air exclusive content and local resources on May 20th.