The 2024 Student Voice Awards

In this special episode of HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawaiʻi, discover which stories earned the 2024 Student Voice Awards from PBS Hawai‘i and Mental Health America of Hawai‘i and meet the student storytellers who were honored for their stories that shine a light on youth mental health.

This is the fourth collaboration between PBS Hawai‘i and Mental Health America of Hawai‘i, who honor the students during the annual Mental Health Awareness & Awards Celebration held in May and showcase the profound healing potential of student storytelling for both creators and audiences alike.

Eighth grader Nikko Roy from ʻĪao Intermediate School on Maui hosts the show, taking viewers behind the scenes of the award ceremony and sharing other poignant narratives from this season that offer insight into how the next generation is confronting mental health challenges.

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Nikko Roy, 8th grader at ‘Īao Intermediate School, Maui

“Thank you for your courage in telling your stories and your generosity in sharing them with others. By revealing your own experiences, you let others facing similar challenges know that they are not alone, and that there is hope.”