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Depression and Anxiety

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Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are the two most common mental health problems that young people can face. Learn how to respond to these disorders, specifically when to refer for treatment and what type of treatment is effective. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is highlighted.

Whole Child/Whole School

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Whole Child/Whole School

After decades of a relentless focus on standardized tests and other quantitative evaluation methods, schools are recognizing that the mental health needs of their students are equally important. Learn how schools are expanding their focus from academics to whole child learning when KET visits the Pulaski County School District.

Help for Families and Caregivers

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Help for Families and Caregivers

As their children struggle with mental health problems, parents and caregivers are frequently overwhelmed and unsure about how to respond. This program illuminates the unique perspective and role of parents and caregivers, offers some concrete guidance to parents, and highlights support and advocacy organizations that were created by parents for parents such as Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children and Operation: PARENT.

Youth Speak Out

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Youth Speak Out

In the spirit of "nothing about us without us," hear directly from young people about their perspective on mental health issues including the challenges facing teens today and the importance of including their voices in finding solutions.

You Are Not Alone – Series Preview

You Are Not Alone – Series Preview

Renee Shaw hosts this KET 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. Topics include depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, trauma and toxic stress, stigma, youth advocacy, parental concerns and challenges, the role of schools, and strategies within school settings to address mental health issues. Series begins Monday, Nov. 5 at 9:00 PM ET.

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

Connections with Renee Shaw

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

Connections with Renee Shaw

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.