Topic: How Do We Keep Our Children Safe?
The rate of teen suicide in North Carolina has doubled in the last 10 years. Self-harm among 10- to 14-year-old girls in the U.S. has nearly tripled since 2009. Nearly one in seven U.S. children and adolescents has a mental health condition and half go untreated. This week we explore this often difficult topic with a panel of experts to try to understand the real facts and where to go from here. We’ll also meet a Wake County mother who lived through the unthinkable when her middle school age son took his own life. This special 100th episode panel discussion was recorded with a live studio audience.
Dr. Carrie Brown, Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health & IDD, NC Dept. of Health & Human Services
Dr. Mitch Prinstein, Director of Graduate Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill and author of “Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World”
Shannon McDonald, Wake County parent
Symone Kiddoo, School Social Worker, Durham Public Schools
Need help? National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
NC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
NC Suicide Prevention Resource Center
NC DHHS Suicide Data
Reach Out: Ways To Help A Loved One At Risk Of Suicide
Understanding Self Harm
Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide