ABC7's Beyond the Headlines with Cheryl Jennings: Teen mental health

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Each week we examine stories that affect people who live and work in the Bay Area.

This week's edition of "Beyond the Headlines" focuses on Teen Mental Health and sends a message of hope for teenagers and families struggling with bullying, depression, or other mental health challenges.

Our show is a part of Disney-ABC's #ChooseKindness campaign in support of National Bullying Prevention Awareness. Disney is the parent company of ABC7, and we are proud to join the effort to put a stop to bullying, as well as encourage teenagers and adults to choose kindness and hope.

Studio Guests

Kevin Gogin, MFT
San Francisco Unified School District
http://www.sfusd.edu/
Facebook: @SFUnified
Twitter: @SFUnified

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

Laura Lewandowski
Cybersmile Foundation
http://www.cybersmile.org/
Facebook: @TheCybersmileFoundation
Twitter: @CybersmileHQ



Roundtable Guests

Gina Rosales
Chat counselor, The Trevor Project
http://www.thetrevorproject.org

Sheila Pott
Founder, Audrie Pott Foundation
http://blog.audriepottfoundation.com/

Yasmina Malouf
High school student
http://bringchange2mind.org/

Lauren Carmichael
High school student
http://bringchange2mind.org/

Additional Resources

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Resource page

Bullying Prevention Resources (half way down the page)

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

Teenz Talk

http://Teenztalk.org

Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing
http://med.stanford.edu/psychiatry/special-initiatives/youthwellbeing.html

Bring Change To Mind
http://bringchange2mind.org/"

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
www.crisistextline.org

One Love Foundation
https://www.joinonelove.org/

Children's Health Council
http://chconline.org

The Trevor Project
http://TheTrevorProject.org
866-488-7386

Audrie Pott Foundation
http://blog.audriepottfoundation.com/

Cybersmile Foundation
http://cybersmile.org

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