Comic books have been popular with teenagers for generations. Hoping to both educate and entertain teenagers, Centerstone, a Kentucky-based behavior health provider, developed a comic book series featuring a variety of important topics.
Ashleigh Hall, Marketing Manager at Centerstone, joined Keith Boushee on this episode of Netsmart CareThreads to talk about how her team created a series of comic books to successfully deliver mental health messages to teens.
After receiving a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS), Centerstone decided to lay the foundation for bringing Spark, the main character, to life. They hired a graphic designer who specializes in comic books to design the series. Spark tackles controversial topics in the series including:
Since launching the series in 2014, over 60,000 books have been distributed. By including discussion prompts at the end of each book, the books can be used in a classroom setting. Centerstone hopes to bridge the gap between parents and children as well as show these issues can affect everyone, everywhere. The series has also been popular in schools with many counselors and principals helping to distribute the comics.
In partnership with Centerstone, we are giving away 50 sets of our comic book series. Enter for your chance to win.
If you don’t use Apple Podcasts, you can find every episode here.
Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for CareThreads in your favorite podcast player.
April 20, 2022
In this episode, representatives from the McLeod Addictive Disease Center and Netsmart discuss where addiction treatment is now and how the use of technology can take treatment to a whole new level. While the COVID pandemic created challenges for treatment, it also provided many opportunities, creating many roads to recovery.More
April 14, 2022
Employers in all sectors are facing labor shortages, and care providers are no exception. What can you do to create a work climate that reduces staff turnover and increases job satisfaction? The key word is ‘optimization.’ Hear our panel of healthcare experts discuss what it takes to elevate every facet of your organization – from a people, process and technology perspective – so your staff can thrive.More
April 06, 2022
The 988 Implementation Act is drawing increased attention and funding support to the development of community-based crisis response systems. Because RACSB has been providing crisis management services since 2009, we spoke with them about their experiences and what other organizations can expect as they create and expand their crisis services.More