Learn how our current work in Nebraska helps others across the country understand the implications of mental health in public schools.
This month, Nebraska Loves Public Schools director and executive producer, Sally Nellson Barrett, debuts as the featured guest on the Breaker Society Podcast, a podcast about the thinkers, doers, and movement starters.
In this episode, host Shane Haggerty explores what inspired our director and executive producer to go from telling the stories of banks and investment managers to focusing on the stories of students, teachers, families, and communities, all centered on public education.
“We learn more about the creative energy Sally brings to the table, what Nebraska Loves Public Schools is all about, what is in store for the future,” Haggerty writes in the episode description. “And, we talk about their incredible new film, The Mind Inside.”
Each week, Haggerty interviews someone he’s either met along the way or admired from afar to have a conversation about what it takes to challenge the status quo, overcome challenges that stand in the way of progress, and what lessons we can all take to break through and build a better way.
It’s important to note this conversation was recorded prior to the historic Nebraska flooding and how this crisis connects with the topic of mental health. Natural disasters can be especially traumatic for students and the devastation to a familiar environment — a home, school, or community — can be long-lasting, distressing, and traumatic.
To understand how daily events and crises like this impact our public schools, we encourage you to watch The Mind Inside, our film series on mental health in Nebraska schools.
Listen to Shane’s conversation with our director, Sally Nellson Barrett.