ABC7: Teen Mental Health Roundtable

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- ABC7 News Anchor Kristen Sze moderates a very special roundtable discussion about teens' mental health.

Discussing the mental health of teenagers is an important step towards offering support and resources for teens dealing with bullying, depression, suicidal thoughts, and many more challenges. Our guests are here to share their own experiences and are eager to help remove the stigma around these topics.

Warning: Some of our discussion may be difficult to hear and could be emotionally triggering for some.

If you need help, Bay Area and national resources are available and ready to listen... 24/7/365. See below for Resources List.

Roundtable Guests:

Kristen Sze
ABC7 News
Facebook: @KristenSzeABC7
Twitter: @abc7kristensze

Amanda Caparas, ASW, PPSC
School Social Worker, Shirakawa School
Franklin-McKinley School District
Facebook: Franklin-McKinley School District

Christian Davis
Lost his brother to suicide

Gina Rosales
Chat counselor, The Trevor Project

Yasmina Malouf
High school student

Lauren Carmichael
High school student

Sheila Pott
Founder, Audrie Pott Foundation

If you need help, Bay Area and national resources are available and ready to listen 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year round. See below for Resources List.

Additional Resources

Disney-ABC Choose Kindness
ABC7: Choose Kindness
Disney-ABC National Bullying Prevention Month - Choose Kindness

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline
1-855-278-4204 (Available 24 hours, 7 days a week)

Bring Change To Mind"

Audrie Pott Foundation

"Audrie & Daisy" Discussion Guides

San Mateo County StarVista 24/7 Crisis Hotline
(650) 579-0350

Teenz Talk

Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

One Love Foundation

Children's Health Council

Cybersmile Foundation

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Resource page

Bullying Prevention Resources (half way down the page)


  • Talking about or making plans for suicide

  • Expressing hopelessness about the future

  • Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress

  • Marked changes in behavior, including: Withdrawal from social connections/situations, changes in sleep (increased or decreased), anger or hostility that seems out of character or context, recent increased agitation or irritability.


(Varies by individual)

  • Listening to music

  • Breathing exercises

  • Playing sports

  • Extra-curricular activities

  • Practicing Mindfulness

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