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Joe Bargione - Youth Mental Health

Joe Bargione - Youth Mental Health

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Joe Bargione - Youth Mental Health

Renee speaks with Dr. Joe Bargione, a retired school psychologist with Jefferson County Public Schools, about toxic stress, trauma, suicide prevention, and other youth mental health issues. He is part of a school safety working group joining Kentucky legislators and other advocates.
S14 E4 Length 28:57 Premiere: 9.28.18

Helping Kentucky’s Youth with Mental Health Problems

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 15 percent of Kentucky high school students have seriously considered committing suicide in the past year.

That means tens of thousands of the state’s youth thought about ending their lives before they even reached graduation.

“So what we need to be thinking about [is] how do we support those young people and get them access to services to ensure that they don’t think about suicide again,” says Dr. Joe Bargione, a retired school psychologist with Jefferson County Public Schools.

Bargione appeared on KET’s Connections to discuss suicide and suicide prevention strategies as well as other youth mental health issues.

Risk Factors for Suicide and Other Mental Health Problems
While the risk of suicide cuts across all demographics, the CDC reports a significant rise in recent years in the suicide rate among students as young as 10 years old. Suicide is also the second leading cause of death among youth and young adults.

Bargione attributes the increase to teens feeling unable to cope with greater demands at home and school. They may also face what are called “adverse childhood experiences,” such as abuse and neglect at home, food insecurity or homelessness, bullying, or exposure to violence in their communities. He says many teens often feel like they have no one to turn to for help when they face these situations.

Students may also suffer from anxiety or toxic stress, which occurs when a young person endures prolonged exposure to a threatening situation.

“Anxiety may be situation-specific,” says Bargione. “For example, I might have a fear of tests, but then the rest of the day or the rest of the week I’m OK. But with toxic stress, you never get away from it.”

To move from emotional distress to a crisis point like considering suicide usually takes a triggering event. Bargione says for young people such events can include the death of a loved one, a relationship break-up, or being rejected for a college admission.

There are signs that indicate a young person may be thinking about suicide. Bargione suggests watching for behavior changes, like sleeping too little or too much, or a sudden change in academic performance. The child may also isolate themselves from friends and family, stop participating in favorite activities, or they may give away prized possessions.

“If we can just recognize those signs,” Bargione says, “then we can intervene earlier.”

Asking a Simple Question
Bargione says a positive relationship with an adult is the top factor that can help a child who may be thinking about suicide. Such a relationship can make the child feel cared about, provide them someone they feel comfortable talking to, and can create a sense of connection and belonging.

“So with the overwhelming number of children in Kentucky, that’s mom, dad, grandma, and granddad,” Bargione says. “But there’s a bunch of young people where the parents, for whatever reason, they’re not able to be that positive adult, and that’s where the rest of us around the state have to step in.”

That could be a family friend or neighbor, someone at church, or a teacher, bus driver or lunchroom worker at school. Legislation passed by the General Assembly earlier this year requires all Kentucky middle and high school teachers and administrators to receive one hour of suicide prevention training every other year.

But since there are relatively few teachers and school counselors compared to the 650,000 public school students in Kentucky, Bargione says important for all adults to learn how to intervene with children at risk of harming themselves. One such program is QPR, which stands for question, persuade, and refer. The 90-minute training teaches people to recognize a child who is distress and to ask them a simple but very important question.

“Are you thinking about suicide?” says Bargione. “You must ask the question, and be direct and be empathic.”

The next step is to connect the child with the appropriate professional resources in their school or in the community who can evaluate their situation and get them the help that they need. A number of mental health organizations offer QPR training in Kentucky. In September alone, more than 2,200 people received QPR training in Louisville, according to Bargione.

A New Response to Inappropriate Behavior
An increasing number of schools are taking a trauma-informed approach to responding to children with behavioral or mental health issues. This technique encourages teachers, administrators, and staff to discern and respond to traumatic factors that may drive a child’s inappropriate behavior at school.

Bargione says Instead of simply disciplining a student for acting out in the classroom, the adult would first try to learn the backstory to the behavior. Is the child experiencing abuse or neglect at home, or the threat of crime and violence in their neighborhood, for example.

“I may have to be physically aggressive towards others to survive,” Bargione says. “But then when we display that same behavior in an organized setting such as a school or like an afterschool program, that’s an inappropriate behavior. So the young people have problems shifting from that.”

The impacts of such trauma can go far beyond short-term behavioral issues or thoughts of suicide. Bargione says sustained exposure to adverse experiences in childhood can lead to lifelong health problems, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, diabetes, chronic pulmonary disease, and cancer.

“If you can take care of those traumatic events, not only are you helping that young person right now, but you’re also avoiding some of those long-term health implications,” he says. “So the person can live longer, they’re going to have healthier lives, they’re going to have better relationships with people around them.”

Bargione says the trauma-informed approach gives schools an option beyond discipline to help troubled students correct behavior issues and restore crucial relationships. He says it’s also important to teach children how to be resilient in the face of life challenges as they grow older.

“You’re going to feel terrible that my parent died or I didn’t get the job, but what are those skills we can teach you to be able to bounce back from that and being able to rationalize what happened and what can I do differently?” he says.

Long-Term Care after a School Shooting
In the wake of a shooting in January that left two Marshall County High School students dead, state lawmakers formed a special working group to explore ways to make schools safer. Bargione is a member of that group, which is traveling the state to hear testimony and collect ideas from students, school officials, and the public.

Bargione also served on the crisis response team that went to Benton just after the shooting to support survivors at the school and in the community, and to help them plan for their long-term needs. He says certain milestones like the first anniversary of the shooting may cause people to reconnect with initial trauma they experienced at the time of the incident.

“The long-term planning is what do we for next January,” Bargione says, “because one of the things you want to avoid in those kinds of situations is contagion effects or copycatting.”

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50th Anniversary of the March On Frankfort - S9 E22

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker - S9 E21

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Dr. Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

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Sabrina Butler and Kate Miller - S9 E19

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen Historians - S9 E14

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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles - S15 E20

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

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Human Trafficking - S9 E11

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Diabetes Prevention and Control - S9 E10

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Innocence Project - S9 E9

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Kentucky House Minority Whip Angie Hatton - S15 E19

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron - S15 E18

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Pop Culture and Commodification of Women - S9 E8

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Ruth Brinkley - KentuckyOne Health - S9 E5

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Malcolm Ratchford - S9 E4

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Roszalyn Akins - S9 E3

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Betty Baye - S9 E1

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Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams - S15 E17

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Nikky Finney - S8 E43

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Dr. Dorothy J. Edwards - S8 E41

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Food Security (Part 2) - S8 E39

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Season 14

The 'I Was Here' Project

S14 E36 Length 27:42 Premiere Date 8.4.19

Mike Runyon and Sherita Miller; Wendy Kobler

S14 E35 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 7.28.19

Filmmaker Lynn Novik

S14 E33 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 7.14.19

Brent Hutchinson; Christine Thompson - Education

S14 E32 Length 27:37 Premiere Date 7.7.19

Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton - Youth Mental Health

S14 E31 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 6.2.19

Julie Cerel - Youth Suicide Prevention

S14 E29 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 5.19.19

Dale Suttles - Sunrise Children's Services

S14 E28 Length 27:33 Premiere Date 5.12.19

Education in Rural Eastern Kentucky

S14 E27 Length 28:13 Premiere Date 5.5.19

Joshua A. Douglas - Voting Rights Reform

S14 E25 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 4.21.19

Jay Box - Ky. Community & Technical College System

S14 E24 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 4.14.19

Author and Life Coach Colene Elridge

S14 E23 Length 26:19 Premiere Date 4.7.19

FIRST STEP Act - Criminal Justice Reform

S14 E22 Length 27:44 Premiere Date 3.31.19

Cheryl A. Oldham

S14 E21 Length 26:38 Premiere Date 2.22.19

Linda Hampton - Early Childhood

S14 E20 Length 29:47 Premiere Date 2.15.19

Donald Mason

S14 E19 Length 26:34 Premiere Date 2.8.19

Community Action Council; First 5 Lex

S14 E18 Length 28:53 Premiere Date 2.1.19

Seamus Carey

S14 E17 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 1.25.19

Michael Benson

S14 E16 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 1.18.19

Dr. Aaron Thompson

S14 E14 Length 28:13 Premiere Date 1.11.19

Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

S14 E13 Length 28:55 Premiere Date 12.14.18

Youth Suicide

S14 E12 Length 29:22 Premiere Date 12.7.18

Jean Schumm and Amanda Gale

S14 E11 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 11.16.18

M. Christopher Brown II

S14 E10 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 11.9.18

Frank Harris

S14 E9 Length 25:17 Premiere Date 11.2.18

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr

S14 E8 Length 29:16 Premiere Date 10.26.18

Amy McGrath

S14 E7 Length 29:02 Premiere Date 10.19.18

Kevin Chapman - Youth Mental Health

S14 E6 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 10.12.18

Carol Cecil; Resa Gonzalez - Youth Mental Health

S14 E5 Length 26:03 Premiere Date 10.5.18

Joe Bargione - Youth Mental Health

S14 E4 Length 28:57 Premiere Date 9.28.18

WKU President Timothy Caboni

S14 E3 Length 28:40 Premiere Date 9.21.18

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi

S14 E1 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 9.14.18

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