Youth mental health and suicide prevention examined on KET’s Connections with Renee Shaw
For Release: 10/18/17 2:17 PM
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people age 15-24. There is growing recognition – particularly in education circles – that promoting the social and emotional health of youth is just as important as academic achievement.
This week’s Connections with Renee Shaw features an expert on the issue as well as the dramatic personal story of an individual who struggled with suicidal thoughts. The program airs Friday, Oct. 20 at 5/4 pm on KET2 and Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1:30/12:30 pm on KET.
First, Renee speaks with Julie Cerel,, Ph.D., a University of Kentucky professor, licensed clinical psychologist and president of the American Association of Suicidology. Among the topics they cover are the warning signs to look for in those who may be contemplating suicide.
Renee also speaks with Courtney Parr, who shares her powerful and inspiring journey to better mental health.
Connections with Renee Shaw is a KET production, produced by Renee Shaw.
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