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Kids These Days! Suicide Prevention in Alaska

April 26, 2011

Tuesday, April 26 at 2pm and 7pm

Teenagers in Alaska are more at risk of dying by suicide than kids in any other state. Understanding this statistic and the efforts to fight the problem is the subject on today’s show.

IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Joining host Shana Sheehy are three guests: Barbara Franks, she works with the Suicide Prevention Programs for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Division of Behavioral Health & Rural Services, she also serves as Vice President of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; James Gallanos is the lead suicide prevention coordinator for the Department of Health and Social Services – Prevention and Early Intervention Services, he also manages the Alaska Youth Suicide Prevention Project; and Kimberlee Jones who is the director of Careline Crisis Intervention, Alaska’s statewide suicide prevention and crisis hotline where you can also text and chat online confidentially.

Visit StopSuicideAlaska.org to learn more about statewide prevention efforts

After you hear the program please visit KidsTheseDays.org where the conversation continues 24/7! You can also search the archives, hear featured stories in excerpt, read our excellent original blogs, view photos and browse local family activities and fun lists.

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