Resilient Idaho

Idaho Public Television will highlight Mental Health Awareness Week, October 6-12, with local and national programming that highlights awareness and the resiliency of the human spirit.

Psychological trauma at any age affects humans in many ways. Outcomes of trauma range from drug addiction to homelessness, incarceration to suicide. Early childhood trauma is especially harmful to the brains of children. Humans are by nature resilient and there is hope and help across the state for all age groups affected by this issue.


Mental Health Awareness Week Programming

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This programming is possible thanks to the generous sponsorship by Optum Idaho.



Idaho Channel



Monday
October 7th
7pm
Resilience:
The Biology Of Stress And The Science Of Hope

Shows how researchers are exploring a biological syndrome called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) caused by early abuse and neglect. These experiences trigger hormones that affect children's brains and bodies.

Monday
October 7th
8pm
Resilient Idaho:
Hope After Trauma - Conversation with Idaho Experts

Presents a panel of local experts discussing mental health challenges faced by children and adults. The panelists spotlight Idaho organizations that offer mental health resources to create resilient Idahoans.

Tuesday
October 8th
8pm
Hope Lives

Utah's suicide rate has always been higher than that of the rest of the nation. Among teens ages 10 to 17, the suicide rate has tripled in less than a decade. On average two Utah teens attempt to end their lives every day. It can be easy to lose hope given the current trends showing rising rates of teen suicide in the state

Utah is not alone in the higher rates of suicide. The rest of the Intermountain West experiences similar rates. While the dilemmas and pressures of growing up coupled with the fact that teens tend to be more emotional and more impulsive make some young people more vulnerable, researchers have speculated that altitude might play a role in causing higher rates of depression and other mental health issues. Recent research at the University of Utah has confirmed a link to altitude. Dr. Perry Renshaw is now testing treatments he believes can radically reduce the region's suicide rate.

Friday
October 11th
9pm
Arts Over ACEs

Learn how the Arts can help children with high ACEs scores to overcome fact not fate.

Friday
October 11th
9:30pm
Kids In Crisis: You're Not Alone

This 30-minute documentary follows four young people -- TJ Esser, Alex Hart-Upendo, Barrett Poetker and Reyna Saldana - as they navigate various mental health challenges. They have endured assault, bullying, incarceration and discrimination. Some thought about suicide. But through the pain they found support from family, friends and strangers and strength within themselves. They're sharing their stories to let others know they're not alone and that healing is possible.

Plus Channel



Tuesday
October 8th
7/6pm
Resilience:
The Biology Of Stress And The Science Of Hope

Shows how researchers are exploring a biological syndrome called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) caused by early abuse and neglect. These experiences trigger hormones that affect children's brains and bodies.

Tuesday
October 8th
8/7pm
Resilient Idaho:
Hope After Trauma - Conversation with Idaho Experts

Presents a panel of local experts discussing mental health challenges faced by children and adults. The panelists spotlight Idaho organizations that offer mental health resources to create resilient Idahoans.

Wednesday-Friday
October 9th - 11th
7-8pm/6-7pm
Adverse Childhood Experiences:
A Public Health Issue - Building Strong Brains

  1. ACEs and Their Effects
  2. The Role of Stress
  3. Fact not Fate
  4. Building a Strong Foundation
  5. Community Involvement
  6. Initiatives and Solutions

Thursday
October 10th
8/7pm
Close To Home: Depression

"Close to Home: Depression explores the themes of fear, stigma, hope, help, and recovery to inspire those whose lives have been touched by depression. "Together with a host of outstanding community partners, this program aims to open dialogue around the topic of depression, helping to change the conversation to one of support and understanding.

Thursday
October 10th
8:30/7:30pm
Healing Beyond Medicine

Non-traditional healing methods are gaining acceptance within the medical community. Explore the healing power of music and touch, as well as the powerful bonds between people and the animals who help them live with daily health challenges

Friday
October 11th
6/5pm
It's "Just" Anxiety

This revealing documentary introduces a dozen people from diverse backgrounds who describe their personal struggles with this mental health condition. Filmed over a period of five years, the documentary follows several individuals with anxiety symptoms ranging from excessive worry and fear to more extreme manifestations such as compulsive behavior and torturous panic attacks.

Friday
October 11th
8/7pm
Local USA "Opioids From Inside"

OPIOIDS FROM INSIDE follows the journey of three women, all mothers, who have served time in New York State jails for opioid-related crimes. Growing up, these women dreamed of having a family, a career. But these women are not simply addicts, they are mothers and daughters, they are loved and feared, they are abusers and victims, but most of all, they are humans.

Monday
October 12th
6/5pm
Resilience:
The Biology Of Stress And The Science Of Hope

Shows how researchers are exploring a biological syndrome called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) caused by early abuse and neglect. These experiences trigger hormones that affect children's brains and bodies.

Monday
October 12th
7/6pm
Resilient Idaho:
Hope After Trauma - Conversation with Idaho Experts

Presents a panel of local experts discussing mental health challenges faced by children and adults. The panelists spotlight Idaho organizations that offer mental health resources to create resilient Idahoans.


Producing partners

  • Jean Fitzgerald-Mutchie - St. Luke's Community Health
  • Kayla Blades - ECHO Idaho, WWAMI University of Idaho
  • Kevin Wallior - Idaho Division of Veterans Services
  • Anselme Sadiki and Karin Watson - Children's Home Society of Idaho
  • Emily Johnson - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho
  • Taryn Yates, Roger Sherman - The Children's Trust Fund, Prevent Child Abuse Idaho
  • Michelle Sundquist - Idaho Department of Correction
  • Stewart Wilder - Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Sharon Lightning/John Reusser - Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, Jannus, Inc.


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