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You Are Not Alone – Series Overview

You Are Not Alone – Series Overview

Renee Shaw hosts this series that features people on the front lines of mental health and emphasizes the importance of healthy, supportive relationships in helping youth overcome mental health challenges. Need help? National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK or Mental Health America- Kentucky 859-684-7778.

Preventing Youth Suicide: A KET Forum

Preventing Youth Suicide: A KET Forum

This forum, hosted by Renee Shaw, explores the alarming rise in youth suicide, examining its root causes and highlighting the most effective strategies for prevention.

KET’s New PBS LearningMedia Site Offers Expanded Resources on Youth Mental Health

KET’s New PBS LearningMedia Site Offers Expanded Resources on Youth Mental Health

KET’s new webpage in its PBS LearningMedia portal offers the entire “You Are Not Alone” series on youth mental health as well as additional resources to give educators, advocates, parents, and peers the tools they need to reach young people with mental health challenges and improve their lives.

Why Children Struggling with Mental Health Say Stigma Can Be Deadly

PBS NewsHour

Why Children Struggling with Mental Health Say Stigma Can Be Deadly

A new documentary produced by Milwaukee PBS in collaboration with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows four young people from Wisconsin who are navigating mental health challenges. They’ve endured assault, bullying, incarceration and discrimination, and in some cases considered suicide. Yet through it all, these children in crisis have survived. This preview aired on PBS NewsHour in June 2019.

Jenean Hampton’s Advocacy for Youth Suicide Prevention

Connections with Renee Shaw

Jenean Hampton’s Advocacy for Youth Suicide Prevention

Kentucky's Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton discusses her activism in addressing youth mental health and suicide prevention.

Effective Tools for Youth Suicide Prevention

Connections with Renee Shaw

Effective Tools for Youth Suicide Prevention

Julie Cerel, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky, talks about the rise in youth suicide and tools to help a person in crisis.

How the Way We Talk About Suicide Can Prevent It From Happening Again

PBS NewsHour

How the Way We Talk About Suicide Can Prevent It From Happening Again

Two members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community have died by apparent suicide. One of them was a survivor of last year’s mass shooting who reportedly struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber of the Columbia Lighthouse Project and Ryan Petty, whose daughter was killed at Parkland, join William Brangham on PBS NewsHour to discuss the troubling phenomenon of teen suicide.

Autism: Diagnosis and Effective Treatment

Kentucky Health

Autism: Diagnosis and Effective Treatment

Dr. Erick Dubuque, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Special Education, UofL College of Education and Human Development, talks about the diagnosis and treatment of autism, including Applied Behavior Analysis.

The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health

Kentucky Health

The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health

Psychologist David Finke, Ph.D, vice-president of residential services at Uspiritus, discusses trauma and toxic stress and youth mental health.

Youth Suicide

Connections with Renee Shaw

Youth Suicide

Renee Shaw and her guests discuss education and prevention of youth suicide which is the second leading cause of death for youth age 10-24. Guests include Dr. Hatim Omar, M.D., chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Kentucky; Melinda Moore, an Eastern Kentucky University psychology professor; and Molly and Michelle Jones who lost a loved one to suicide.