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HealthConnections: Youth Mental Health Crisis

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Mental illness is a significant global health crisis. In late 2021, the US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued an advisory about the youth mental health crisis. In Knoxville and East Tennessee, youth are struggling with depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. In Tennessee, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10 to 17. Dr. Carole Myers of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing speaks with Dr. Stephen Loyd, Chief Medical Officer for Cedar Recovery, VP of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, Chair of the Tennessee Abatement Count, and a member of the University of Tennessee SMART Policy Network.

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.
Greg joined WUOT in 2007, first as operations director and now as assistant director/director of programming. His duties range from analyzing audience data to helping clear WUOT’s satellite dish of snow and ice. Greg started in public radio in 2000 in Shreveport, La., at Red River Radio and was, prior to coming WUOT, at WYSO in Dayton, Ohio, where he also was director of programming and operations.