Catholic Connection – May 7, 2019 – Hour 2

  • Description: Vanessa Denha-Garmo fills in for Teresa Tomeo

+  Intro and News

+  Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

  • Description: In Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Roy Petitfils—a Catholic author, speaker, and psychotherapist—offers his personal experience, advice, and faith to give parents, pastors, and youth leaders the knowledge, courage, and tools they need to step in, make a difference, and be the presence of Christ for teens in crisis.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Roy Petitfils

      Petitfils has more than twenty-five years of experience ministering to youth and young adults in parishes, dioceses, and schools. He has spoken to youths and adults in more than seventy-five dioceses in the United States and Canada, and has given keynote addresses at numerous national and regional conferences, including USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders, NCCYM, and NCYC.

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+  Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

  • Description: Roy Petitfils continued

+  Release of “13 Reasons Why” associated with increase in youth suicide rates

  • Description: The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the shows release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, according to a study published today in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The findings highlight the necessity of using best practices when portraying suicide in popular entertainment and in the media. The study was conducted by researchers at several universities, hospitals, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Melissa Henson

      Ms. Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the how the impact of entertainment affects children and the American popular culture at large. She also directs the organization’s Advertiser Accountability Campaign, which encourages companies to sponsor family-friendly entertainment. She previously supervised the research and program content analysis operations of the PT and produced a number of groundbreaking PTC studies that document the levels of graphic sex, violence and profanity on television.

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+  Release of “13 Reasons Why” associated with increase in youth suicide rates

  • Description: Melissa Henson continued

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