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Treating Anxiety Disorders

Connections with Renee Shaw

Treating Anxiety Disorders

Renee and guest Kevin Chapman, PhD., will talk about youth mental health issues. Chapman is a licensed clinical psychologist from Louisville. He specializes in treating anxiety and related disorders.

Helping Children with Behavioral Health Challenges

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Helping Children with Behavioral Health Challenges

Renee speaks with Carol Cecil, executive director of the Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, a statewide support, training, and advocacy group that works with families and caregivers of children with behavioral health challenges. Also, Resa Gonzalez talks candidly about her son Shawn's trials with depression, bipolar disorder, and a form of autism, and how he's now thriving and helping others.

Helping Kentucky’s Youth with Mental Health Problems

Connections with Renee Shaw

Helping Kentucky’s Youth with Mental Health Problems

Renee Shaw speaks with retired school psychologist Joe Bargione about stress, trauma, suicide prevention, and other youth mental health issues. Bargione, who is retired from Jefferson County Public Schools, is part of a school safety working group joining Kentucky legislators and other advocates.

Building Effective Programs to Improve Mental Health

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Building Effective Programs to Improve Mental Health

Renee speaks with Marcie Timmerman, executive director of Mental Health America of Kentucky. Timmerman discusses her organization's work to help those suffering from mental illness find effective treatment.

Suicide Rates Have Been On the Rise for Years. Here’s What Can Help Those In Crisis

PBS NewsHour

Suicide Rates Have Been On the Rise for Years. Here’s What Can Help Those In Crisis

The recent deaths of chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade underscored some grim numbers about increases in suicide rates. The latest CDC report found that 54 percent of people who died by suicide over the last two decades did not have a known mental health condition. On PBS NewsHour, Amna Nawaz talked with Dr. Liza Gold about risks, treatment and the scope of the problem.

How Students Who Struggle with Mental Illness Can Find Help

PBS NewsHour

How Students Who Struggle with Mental Illness Can Find Help

Three high-achieving students at one of the world's most prestigious universities have also suffered crippling depression and been through years of therapy and medication. In a report for PBS NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown hears how they got help with debilitating illness, then learns more about student mental health challenges and solutions from Alfiee Breland-Noble of Georgetown University.

The Autism Rate Is On the Rise, CDC Says. Here’s What That Actually Means

PBS NewsHour

The Autism Rate Is On the Rise, CDC Says. Here’s What That Actually Means

One in 59 children in the U.S. have autism spectrum disorder, based on a new estimate released in April by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This finding indicates the prevalence of autism is slightly higher than previously thought, but does it mean autism is becoming more common? A report from PBS NewsHour's Health blog.

Smoking Cessation: An Essential Part of Mental Health Services

Smoking Cessation: An Essential Part of Mental Health Services

Research shows a startling 41 percent of persons with mental illness in Kentucky use tobacco, and an increasing number of advocates and providers are calling for tobacco treatment programs specially designed for people with chronic mental and behavioral health conditions. This article investigates why smoking among this population has persisted at such high rates and shows how community mental health programs like Bridgehaven in Louisville are challenging the status quo and helping members successfully quit.

Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Connections with Renee Shaw

Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Renee Shaw discusses youth suicide prevention with Julie Cerel, a professor, licensed clinical psychologist, and president of the American Association of Suicidology. She also talks with Courtney Parr, who shares her powerful and inspiring journey to better mental health.

Keeping Stress from Affecting Our Psychological State

Kentucky Health

Keeping Stress from Affecting Our Psychological State

Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Quintin Chipley, counseling coordinator, Health Sciences Center (HSC) at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.