Kids These Days! Suicide Prevention in Alaska

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.

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