Nashville Public Television airs its fifth installment in their Emmy Award-winning documentary series, NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis. The latest episode premiers Wednesday, June 29 at 9.00 p.m. and addresses the importance of mental well-being in Tennessee youth. Following the documentary, a panel of leading mental health professionals with approximately 70 audience members discuss what it means to be mentally healthy and how to recognize children who are struggling with social, emotional and behavioral health issues.
Participants discuss the issues facing children’s mental health and potential solutions for accessible mental health services. Panel members included Dustin Keller, director of the Council on Children’s Mental Health, Tennessee Commission on Children; Roger Stewart, deputy director, National Alliance on Mental Illness-Tennessee; Dr. Andy Finch, assistant professor of the practice and director, School counseling for Vanderbilt University; and Dr. Theodora Pinnock, developmental and behavioral pediatrician, Metro Center Healthcare Group. The panel was moderated by LaTonya Turner, NPT staff and reporter.
Hear from Kimberly Williams-Paisley on the upcoming episode or read the news release.