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NBC 5 News Addresses the Topic of Stress, Depression, and Suicide Among Today's Youth

FORT WORTH / DALLAS, TEXAS – (August 14, 2019) – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth/KXAS is taking a multiplatform approach to raising awareness of issues involving teen mental health. NBC 5 will broadcast a focused newscast, NBC 5 State of Mind: Kids Under Pressure, on Thursday, August 22 at 5:00 p.m. In addition to the television coverage highlighting the many triggers that can lead to teen suicide, NBC 5 will host a Facebook Live chat with experts in the field as well as hosting a phone bank of trained volunteers available to help North Texans find resources and answer questions for those in need of help.


NBC 5 anchor and health reporter, Bianca Castro, and education reporter, Wayne Carter, will focus on a collection of reports about the pressure on kids today, the effects of this stress, cyber-bullying, and an emphasis on the warning signs of a stressed-out child, as well as finding the right balance between school and extracurricular activities.


With the most recent findings showing an increasing number of young, minority boys attempting suicide, this focused newscast approaches topics that are unknown, overlooked and often neglected in some cases. NBC 5 aims to create a space for conversation to address this multifaceted issue for North Texans.


What: NBC 5 State of Mind: Kids Under Pressure

When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. C.T.

Where: NBC 5

Details: NBC 5’s Bianca Castro and Wayne Carter focus on a collection of reports about the pressure on kids today, finding the right balance between school and extracurricular activities, and an increasing number of attempted suicides among minority boys. During that same time, NBC 5 will also host a Facebook Live interactive chat with experts in the industry as well as host a phone bank of volunteers available to help North Texans find answers and resources dealing with this important topic.

About NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS is the local NBCUniversal-owned television station serving the communities of North Texas with quality local news, weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and sports and entertainment programming across all platforms, including the station’s dedicated website NBCDFW.com, its mobile app, social media channels and on COZI TV (Digital 5.2), the station’s multicast channel.

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