KET Tackles Teen Suicide Prevention Tonight

Tonight at 9:00 P.M. Eastern, KET will air Before It’s Too Late: Preventing Teen Suicide.

From KET:

On the program, family members who have been directly impacted by teen suicide share their stories, and experts provide advice for those who fear a teen they know may be considering suicide. Before It’s Too Late explores cyberbullying, depression, the warning signs of suicide and new legislation designed to prevent teen suicide. The program also visits an innovative suicide prevention workshop at Mercer County High School.

Guests on the program include David Marshall, director of secondary education for the Bullitt County Public School System; Sheila Stanton, co-founder of Make a Difference for Kids Inc., which promotes awareness and prevention of cyberbullying and suicide; Jan Ulrich, youth suicide prevention marketing specialist for the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health; and Michael McFarland, licensed marriage and family therapist and former Kentucky state suicide prevention coordinator. Stanton and Ulrich also represent family members who have lost a loved one to suicide.

The program will also be streamed live on KET’s website.

At a time when 15.1% of Kentucky high schoolers say they’ve seriously considered suicide, you’ve got no excuse for missing it.

One thought on “KET Tackles Teen Suicide Prevention Tonight

  1. Jake, thank you for promoting this. Health professionals state the suicide deaths are one of the most preventable deaths there is when we know how to recognize when someone is in a health crisis and what to do to get them help.

    Everyone please consider giving one hour to learn how to save a life. The Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group have 200 people trained to teach suicide prevention (QPR) and there is no charge for the training. http://www.KentuckySuicidePrevention.org

    Both my wife Jan and I feel that our son Nathan would be alive today if we and others around him had known the warning signs and what to do to help him.

    Stephen Ulrich

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