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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.

Effective Tools for Youth Suicide Prevention

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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

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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.

Suicide Prevention/Teaching Hope

You Are Not Alone

Suicide Prevention/Teaching Hope

Learn about the risk factors for youth suicide, promising programs at the school level such as Sources of Strength, and things every person can do to help prevent suicides.

Trauma and Toxic Stress

You Are Not Alone

Trauma and Toxic Stress

Discover what the terms trauma and toxic stress mean, how they impact children, and what schools and communities can do to mitigate the impact of these negative forces.

Operation Parent

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Operation Parent

Renee speaks with Jean Schumm and Amanda Gale about Operation Parent, a parent-driven organization providing comprehensive resources and services that address today's toughest youth issues. The group helps parents address nearly 40 issues including mental health and wellness, relationships, and high-risk behaviors like drugs and alcohol.

Depression and Anxiety

You Are Not Alone

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.