One of Nickelodeon’s longest-running series is running a special to address a crucial topic: mental health.
Nick News, an educational kids’ program that began airing on Nickelodeon in 1992, is debuting a brand-new episode at 7:30 p.m. tonight to shine a spotlight on kids’ mental health. The episode will feature U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joining a group of middle schoolers for an open roundtable discussion in which they share personal stories of how they manage their mental wellness and get advice on how to cope with anxiety and stress.
CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers will host this half-hour installment of Nick News. The special will also feature kid journalist Rory Hu offering viewers an insider’s look at the U.S. Mint – a bureau of the Department of the Treasury that is responsible for producing coins, as well as an interview with the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen. Topics of the interview include the current state of the U.S. economy and the new American Women Quarters Program, which celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women to the country.
The episode will also follow another CBS News correspondent, Jamie Yuccas, as she takes viewers into the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team training facility outside Minneapolis, Minnesota to showcase the team’s preparation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Finally, the episode will close with a personal message from 2022 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Raven Saunders, letting kids know that if they struggle with any mental health issues, they are not alone, and that there are resources out there to help them.
Following its premiere on Nickelodeon, this new episode of Nick News will be available on nick.com, the Nick App, and Nick On Demand beginning on Thursday, Feb. 17.