Public Media on Youth Mental Health
Both locally and nationally, Public Media addresses youth mental health through a variety of programs and series both on television and radio.
Here are some reports related to Youth at Risk: Finding Solutions together from public media across the country.
Cheaper than a six-pack of beer, more potent than ever: fighting the rise of heroin in St. Louis – St. Louis Public Radio
Julie Bierach looks at a very a very potent form heroin killing young people in suburban St. Louis. It is heroin and it’s an epidemic according to St. Louis area officials.
Paul Solman investigates the health effects that inequality can have on individuals and society. He speaks with epidemiologists, former six-figure income earners who are chronically unemployed and poor teenagers who struggle with inequality each day.
Nearly one in every 10 American children is diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Often the treatment prescribed is medication, and often the medication is heavy-duty. And foster care children are prescribed these drugs at a rate much greater than that of other kids.
Millions of U.S. children are taking psychiatric drugs, most never tested on kids. Good medicine—or an uncontrolled experiment? Frontline explores the risks, benefits and many questions surrounding prescription drugs for troubled children.
Connect to Agencies
Alternative to Living In Violent Environments (ALIVE)
Behavioral Health Response (BHR)
Bridgeway Behavioral Health
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
Children’s Home Society of Missouri
Epworth Children & Family Services
Lutheran Family & Children’s Services of Missouri
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA)- STL
Our Little Haven
Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc
Room at the Inn
Youth In Need