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 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.

Guests include:

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

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