Jamie Leventhal of PBS NewsHour writes about a testing program started by Instagram that removes visible likes from the platform. The program, designed to reduce the anxiety that can build while constantly checking social media, allows users to see how many likes they receive for their own posts but hides likes of other users' posts.
Despite an uptick in the number of child psychiatrists nationwide, one out of five U.S. children live in a county with no such provider, according to a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics, which also found that those specialists are largely concentrated in certain pockets of the country. Meanwhile, for various reasons, only half of U.S. children with a mental health condition are receiving treatment. A report from PBS NewsHour’s Laura Santhanam.
Renee speaks with the new executive director of the Community Action Council, Sharon Price, about her vision for the agency and advancing its mission of eliminating and reducing poverty by supporting early childhood development and education, assisting in job training and employment, and more. Next, Damon Cobble, a licensed marriage and family therapist and a mental health practitioner at Jefferson County Public Schools, talks about the Minority Mental Health Project he founded to help high-risk populations connect to a range of culturally sensitive behavioral, mental health prevention, and intervention services.
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 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.
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.
Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton discusses her activism in addressing youth mental health and suicide prevention.
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.