The Kids These Days! team delve into issues that affect the well being and mental health of our youth and our families in this special 4-part radio series. From learning what to do in a mental health crisis, to how schools manage behavioral health issues to supporting our caregivers and helping adult children transition to independence - these are our conversations and special reports from Alaska's mental health community.
This series was (or will be) heard on the following stations: KSKA-Anchorage, KTOO-Juneau, KCAW-Sitka, KYUK-Bethel, KOTZ-Kotzebue, KDLG-Dillingham.
• EPISODE 1: Responding to a Mental Health Crisis
Would you know what to do and where to find help if someone in your family was experiencing a mental health crisis? Also on this program we have a special report on first aid for mental health training; and an Alaskan Native perspective on what "mental health" means.
Moms, dads, and caregivers with mental health diagnoses need support - where do they find it, when to be open with others, and how to help children understand. Plus, a look at how Alanon works and parents tell us how they stay sane.
• EPISODE 3: Mental Health at School
Children who are experiencing a mental health challenge - whether a long-term diagnosis or a temporary situation - need special support, so how do schools provide that? Plus, a report on children with FASD, a rural Alaskan POV on mental health at school, and middle schoolers tell us how bullying makes them feel.
Helping children with a mental health diagnosis transition to adulthood; also, early adulthood is when some serious psychiatric disorders start to become known - how can families, schools and communities support these young people? Plus, a special report on Covenant House; parent tell us how they deal with every day change.