Normalizing Conversations Around Mental Health in New Season of Move This World with Sara

After over 2 years of a global pandemic, the continued national and global tension continuing to escalate, and economic strain impacting the livelihood of families across the USA, mental health has become a national focus. Mental Health America finds that over 2.5 million youth in the U.S. have severe depression, with multiracial youth at greatest risk. 

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and we’ve been sharing resources all month to help you care for your own mental health and support those around you. We’re excited to announce that Move This World with Sara: Conversations in Social Emotional Learning will be airing weekly again, with season 4 kicking off today! Subscribe and listen here.

This season explores the challenges, ruptures, struggles, achievements and dreams of top business leaders, athletes, actors, comedians and their families have faced, and how they leaned on their social emotional skills – or lack thereof – to move forward. These leaders discuss how social emotional skills help them move forward and share advice for making mental health a priority in every home. 

“It’s important to continue these conversations since there seems to be both growing support and growing confusion around social emotional learning and the practices that support our overall social, emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. This season, our conversations highlight the lifelong impact these skills have, whether you’re a professional athlete, a reality TV star, or a business leader,” says host and Move This World Founder & CEO Sara LaHayne. 

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, LaHayne is normalizing conversations around social, emotional, and mental wellness, diving into vulnerable topics related to mental health that listeners may not expect. For example, this season of Move This World with Sara: Conversations in Social Emotional Learning features probably one of the only interviews you’ll hear with Eric Decker, retired NFL player,  that doesn’t discuss the Super Bowl. Instead, they discuss the values that are important to Decker’s family and the lessons he’s learned from sports and parenthood that keep him grounded. 

“I felt like my personality, especially as a kid, was that I didn’t want to disappoint people. That was a struggle of learning how to deal with criticism, how to deal with failure at a young age. And then over time, as I matured emotionally and with great coaches, it’s like, okay, I get it. Now, I want to try to be as consistent as possible,” says Eric Decker, former NFL wide receiver. 

Listen and subscribe to Move This World with Sara here.

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About Move This World: 

Founded in 2007 during a Fulbright Scholarship, Move This World is the leading provider of interactive social emotional learning (SEL) experiences for PreK-12 students, educators, and families. Rooted in creative arts therapy and positive psychology, Move This World programs are evidence-based and designed for seamless delivery through multimedia experiences that spark movement, connection, and social emotional development. Move This World has already impacted the lives of over 3.5 million students across 45 states and 9 countries, building a stronger foundation for learning in schools and at home and empowering communities to navigate the rapidly-changing realities of our world.

Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. Follow Move This World on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, or learn more at www.movethisworld.com

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