C89.5 & Seattle Children’s Present: Coping 101

A student-led podcast destigmatizing mental health

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If you or someone you know is in emotional crisis and needs immediate help, call the Crisis Connections 24-hour hotline at 866-4Crisis (866-427-4747)

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Coping 101 is presented by C89.5 in partnership with Seattle Children’s, producing monthly student-led podcasts that destigmatize a range of mental health topics from a teen’s perspective. No matter our age or background we all face challenges, and there are healthy ways to cope.

Explore the topics below to stream more youth-hosted episodes, along with education and resources provided by our partners.


“Everyone is our neighbor. Even if they are someone who we may not align ourselves with, who we may not agree with, they are still our neighbors. And we still believe that housing is a human right.”

Miriam Clithero is a former journalist with a background in psychology and trauma informed care, who currently serves as the Director of Prevention and Stability at Mary’s Place. She sat down with a member of Nathan Hale High School’s Podcast Club to explore the impact that stable housing can have on one’s mental health, and the health of communities at large.

Taanvi Arekapudi wants you to know that you’re not alone, and there is hope and help out thereAt only 15 years of age, Taanvi Arekapudi is an accomplished Teen Mental Health Advocate, Speaker & Bestselling Author. At age 13 she wrote the international best-seller, “Uplift Teens Today: Coping Strategies for Mental Health;” and a year later created the “Emotion Cards: Unveiling the Power of Emotions, One Card at a Time,” Card Deck.  She’s already been seen on CBS, ABC, Fox, and KING5, and was the recipient of the C.P. and Dorothy Johnson Humanitarian Award and the Presidential Volunteer Service Award – and much more. 

Taanvi joined Gavin from Nathan Hale High School’s Podcast Club to discuss the origin story behind her tireless advocacy work, how a person of any age can not only deal with life’s challenges but help others, and the various benefits of the practice of mindfulness. She even takes a moment to guide Gavin, and you the listener, through a basic breathing exercise. 

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Jace ECAj recently sat down with Gavin, advisor of the Podcast Club at Nathan Hale High School, to discuss stories from a life of music and activism, the role of hip hop in Community, and the work being done to raise the next wave of Seattle artists. Jace is the Director of Community and Artist Development and a teaching artist for hip hop community and artist workshop, The Residency. Jace is a veteran Seattle MC, and one half of the internationally touring duo Blackstax. He is a creative writing teacher who has led panels focusing on the accountability and responsibility of artists, and a leading voice in the Seattle hip-hop scene. 


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Click HERE to download Where to Turn for Teens – a comprehensive resource guide created by Teen Link specifically for youth who are seeking personal empowerment with the support of others.







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