The Cook Center for Human Connection has officially partnered with the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) Share My Lesson platform to make the animated teen mental wellness series and extension lessons available for free to 1.9 million educators. “My Life is Worth Living” features relatable teen characters and models research-based mental wellness skills for grades 6-12.
Created and maintained by the AFT, Share My Lesson is a free, award-winning community-based website that brings together educators, parents and caregivers, paraprofessionals, union and non-union members, educational partners, and higher education professionals who have the common goal of finding and sharing the best educational resources available.
“My Life is Worth Living” was produced by the Cook Center for Human Connection with guidance from former President of the American Association of Suicidology Dr. James Mazza and a team of doctors and experts on adolescent mental health. In each episode, relatable teen characters wrestle with challenges that are all too familiar for many viewers (such as depression, bullying, addiction, LGBTQ+ rejection, and abuse) and discover strategies to cope and thrive.