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