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The true picture of climate change includes methane’s effects — locally, regionally and globally

  This story was originally posted by The DC Line online version on Sept. 13, 2022. It’s in your gas stove. It leaks from service lines leading into houses and apartment buildings. It crisscrosses large regions of the United States through underground pipelines. It has the potential to warm the planet 80 to 85 times...

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Col. Myles Caggins III brings commitment to public service, journalism, and mentoring to YMG Board

Colonel Myles Caggins remembers when, while serving as a spokesman for the National Security Council (NSC) in 2016, he helped President Barack Obama prepare for an interview with the Japanese public broadcaster NHK. It was the first time that the Japanese network interviewed President Obama, and Caggins, who had helped set up the interview, describes...

As 988 launch date approaches, progress on crisis hotline builds

By Hermes Falcon, Youthcast Media Group™ A new hotline launches July 16 to handle mental health and substance use crises in place of 911. Similarly to 911, the hotline is only three numbers long: 988. Speakers at Virtual NAMICon 2022 conference “Together for Mental Health” in June discussed the importance of this new hotline and...

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Miles Hall’s mom says he’d ‘likely be alive today’ if she could’ve called 988 instead of 911

Published in the San Bernardino American, June 28, 2022 By Radiah Jamil and Julianne Hill, Youthcast Media Group™ Four officers from the Walnut Creek Police Department in California arrived at Taun Hall’s home just minutes after she called 911, seeking help for her son Miles who was experiencing a mental health crisis. For years, Hall...

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College Corner: Original YMG student Erin Burnett aims to be major player in broadcast news; ‘It was what I have been put on Earth to do’

By Aileen Delgado Erin Burnett, 20, is a sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park studying Broadcast Journalism, and was among the 20 students who formed the first Youthcast Media Group (then Urban Health Media Project) class in 2017. Erin Burnett, part of Youthcast Media Group’s inaugural class, is now a sophomore in college...

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How a counselor shortage is hurting students struggling with anxiety, depression

School counselor retention was already a problem before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to mental health experts. They said it's only gotten worse in recent years. By Nicole Cortes, Zioni Moore and Whitney Souffrant This story was published to USA TODAY on April 21, 2022. It's a typical school day at Miami Lakes Educational Center located in this northwestern...

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YMG trains student journalists for social media’s new wild frontier — TikTok

@youthcastmedia (Part 2) Elijah, 16, has dealt with #mentalhealth issues since he was 2. He and his mom sat down with us to talk about what it’s like being him, and how important it is to #DecriminalizeMentalIllness. #YouthcastMediaGroup #MentalIllnessIsNotACrime #988hotline #suicideprevention #crisisintervention #MentalHealthMatters #Philadelphia #MothersAndSons ♬ Forever - Labrinth By Brie Zeltner It wasn’t long...