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
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
Facebook: @TheCybersmileFoundation
Twitter: @CybersmileHQ

Roundtable Guests

Gina Rosales
Chat counselor, The Trevor Project

Sheila Pott
Founder, Audrie Pott Foundation

Yasmina Malouf
High school student

Lauren Carmichael
High school student

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

Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing

Bring Change To Mind"

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

One Love Foundation

Children's Health Council

The Trevor Project

Audrie Pott Foundation

Cybersmile Foundation

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