Many teens are still cut off from valuable connections since the pandemic shut down schools. Friends and teachers are less available. Remote learning has shifted reality pausing clubs, sports and extracurricular activities that gave so many teens added purpose and connection. This new isolation is triggering feelings of anxiety, depression and worse.
Teen suicide is a growing crisis in America. The CDC reports one in four young adults contemplated suicide during the pandemic. And, suicide consistently ranks as the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 24. What are the warning signs of suicide? And how can at-risk youth be identified with time to intervene?
Cincinnati Public Radio’s Michael Monks hosts Call to Mind Live: Preventing Teen Suicide in a Pandemic of Isolation, a Well Beings Virtual Tour Event. Ohio teens and mental health experts join to share the complexities of teen suicide, warning signs and specific things parents, teachers, and others can do to help.
WELL BEINGS is a major national campaign from WETA addressing health needs in America with a focus on youth mental health.
The WELL BEINGS TOUR is made possible by Otsuka, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, One Mind, Movember, National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Dauten Family Foundation, Dana Foundation, Hersh Foundation, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, Frances Von Schlegell and John E. Von Schlegell, Robina Riccitiello, Sutter Health, and Jackson Family Enterprises. Partners include CALL TO MIND at American Public Media, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, Forbes, PEOPLE, Mental Health America, The Steve Fund, and The Jed Foundation.
Call to Mind is American Public Media’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health. Call to Mind is bringing mental health conversations into the open, increasing public knowledge and engagement, to empower people to find the support they want and need.