NET Program Focuses on Mental Health and Moving Forward for 2020 Graduates

News Release Date: 
May 19, 2020

For Immediate Release

NET Program Focuses on Mental Health and Moving Forward for 2020 Graduates

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 19, 2020) – High school and college are supposed to be times for making memories, but COVID-19 changed all of that for the Class of 2020. The cancellation of sports, proms, concerts and graduations, along with isolation from friends and a worldwide pandemic are a new reality for graduates.

In “Class of 2020: Moving Forward,” NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, brings together mental health professionals and students who reflect on the impact of changes to the end of the school year and discuss how to successfully cope with disruptions and future challenges. The program premieres at 8 p.m. CT, Thursday, May 28 on NET and Facebook.

Class of 2020 Moving Forward Thursday, May 28th,

Leading the discussion will be Dr. David Miers, counseling and program development manager for mental health services at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln. He will be joined by Corey Farlee, school counselor at Grand Island Senior High; Dr. Nancy Kelley, a professor at the Grace Abbott School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Saisha Adhikari, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln senior studying psychology and public health and a health center advisory board member for the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska.

High school and college students from across Nebraska also participate in the program, sharing their feelings and experiences in video journals recorded from home and submitted to NET. Keeping participants and NET staff safe and socially distant was a priority during production of the program.

“Class of 2020: Moving Forward” will also air on television at 8:30 p.m. CT, Friday, May 29 on NET. It can be seen on NET World at 8:30 p.m. CT, Monday, June 1 and at 9:30 a.m. CT on Thursday, June 4.

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