You Are Not Alone – The Series
Renee Shaw hosts this 6-part 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.
Preventing Youth Suicide: A KET Forum
This forum explores the alarming rise in youth suicide, examining its root causes, and highlighting the most effective strategies for prevention.
Mental Health and Wellness
Renee speaks with Marcie Timmerman, executive director of Mental Health America of Kentucky. Timmerman…
Dr. Kevin Chapman
Renee speaks with Dr. Kevin Chapman, a licensed clinical psychologist from Louisville who specializes in treating anxiety…
Carol Cecil/Reza Gonzalez
Renee speaks with Carol Cecil, executive director of the Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, a statewide support, training…
School Psychologist Joe Bargione
Renee speaks with Dr. Joe Bargione, a retired school psychologist with Jefferson County Public Schools, about toxic stress, trauma, suicide…
Sharon Price and Damon Cobble
Damon Cobble, a licensed marriage and family therapist and a mental health practitioner, talks about the Minority Mental Health Project…
Julie Cerel – Youth Suicide
Julie Cerel, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor in the College of Social Work at the UK, talks about the rise in youth suicide…
Julie Cerel – Youth Suicide (2017)
Renee Shaw discusses youth suicide prevention with Julie Cerel, a professor, licensed clinical psychologist, and president…
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…
Jean Schumm and Amanda Gale – Operation Parent
Renee speaks with Jean Schumm and Amanda Gale about Operation Parent, a parent-driven organization…
Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton
Kentucky’s former Lt.Governor Jenean Hampton discusses her activism in addressing youth mental health and suicide prevention.
Clinical psychologist Kevin Chapman of Louisville discusses anxiety disorders and an innovative approach called virtual reality exposure…
African Americans and Mental Health
Renee speaks with Sycarah Fisher, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and Shambra Mulder…
Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness
A look at the pervasiveness of stigma in the media and in society regarding mental illness. Also, meet several people who are recovering from mental illness…
Before Its Too Late: Preventing Teen Suicide
Family members directly impacted by teen suicide share their stories, and experts provide advice to those who fear a teen may consider suicide…
Smoking Cessation: An Essential Part of Mental Health Services
While tobacco use slowly drops among the general population, a startling 41 percent of persons with mental illness in Kentucky use tobacco…
Families and COVID-19: A KET Forum
With the onset of COVID-19, families across Kentucky are grappling with a new reality – how to balance work, childcare, learning at home, and self-care needs.
Tracking Cases, Mental Health, and More Stories of Recovery
Dr. Wayne Tuckson discusses tracking COVID-19 cases and the importance of mental health with Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky…
Kentucky’s Path to Reopening and Mental Health Assistance
Balancing health and economic goals during Kentucky’s reopening and treating mental health during COVID-19 are discussed.
Healing Childhood Trauma: A KET Special Report
Against the backdrop of COVID-19 and protests opposing systemic racism, host Renee Shaw and experts present the science of childhood trauma and the path to healing. Funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Dr. Donna Grigsby – Adverse Childhood Experiences
Renee speaks with Lexington pediatrician Dr. Donna Grigsby about early childhood brain development…
Trauma and Toxic Stress
Psychologist David Finke, Ph.D, vice-president of residential services at Uspiritus, discusses trauma and toxic stress and youth mental health.
Dale Suttles – Sunrise Children’s Services
Dale Suttles, president of Sunrise Children’s Services talks about the organization’s mission and services…
Advice for Parents with Coping Techniques
Dr. Frazier discusses coping techniques for parents that can prevent child abuse.
Stress and Adolescence
Dr. John E. Gallehr, MD, a psychiatrist and pediatrician at U of L Physicians – Bingham Clinic in Louisville, discusses child and adolescent psychiatry issues.
The Out of Control Child
For families who are dealing with a child with extreme behavior problems, daily life can be scary, unpredictable and overwhelming.
Dr. Timothy Houchin – Child Psychiatrist
Renee speaks with child/adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Timothy M. Houchin, founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services.
Safe and Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children
This KET Special Report explores the importance of social and emotional development in the first years of life, provides new research about…
Addressing Youth Violence
Anthony Smith talks about the violence-curbing initiatives he helped create in Louisville including the Right Turn program for teenagers…
Reducing Youth Violence
Renee Shaw speaks with Rashaad Abdur-Rahman about ways to help steer people away from gun violence.
Anti-Bullying Expert Dorothy Edwards
Dr. Dorothy J. Edwards, author of the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy, discusses violence prevention. Green Dot, etcetera…
Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation
Renee speaks with Susan and Morgan Guess, a mother and daughter from Paducah, Kentucky, who started an anti-bullying foundation after Morgan was bullied. Ten-year-old Morgan…
When Children Are Cruel
Bullying has become a serious concern in school districts across the state and in the nation. Host Renee Shaw and guests explore the impact of bullying on students today, the role…
Stopping Drug Use Before It Starts
Renee Shaw and her guests explore the issue of substance use prevention among adolescents. The program looks at the importance of…
Journey to Recovery
An in-depth examination of the opioid epidemic in Kentucky and across the country. This program explores the treatment options available to those…