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Tue, Sept. 13 at 9:30pm - InFocus: Suicide Prevention

A man in deep contemplation, Kyiv City, Ukraine.
Nik Shuliahin, unsplash.com
A man in deep contemplation.
InFocus is produced in partnership with Julie Staley of the Staley Family Foundation

The National Crisis and Suicide Lifeline, 988, launched in July of 2022. In this episode of InFocus, we take a closer look at how the rollout is changing the way people think about mental illness, crisis, and suicide. From support groups to advocacy organizations, clinical experts, family, and friends, we explore how everyone plays a role in our collective well-being.

WSIU’s Jennifer Fuller talks with NAMI Illinois Executive Director Andy Wade and Side Effects Public Media Managing Editor Christine Herman about mental health in a post-COVID world, along with the rollout of the new 988 Crisis and Suicide Lifeline.

Tune in Tue, Sept. 13 at 9:30pm on the WSIU stations: WSIU 8.1, WUSI 16.1, WSEC 14.1, WQEC 27.1 and WMEC 22.2 or access the WSIU local broadcast livestream online at pbs.org or via the PBS Video app. Watch with WSIU Passport. Or, stream the full episode on demand.

About the Program
Join our award-winning team of reporters on InFocus as we explore the major issues effecting the region and beyond and meet the people and organizations hoping to make an impact.

With over a decade of experience in public media, Stackhouse serves as the Assistant Director of Digital Services for WSIU Public Broadcasting. The Digital Service department supports the promotion of the station’s digital content and services including social media, web-based membership services and activities, and marketing and communications. Stackhouse's professional goals include creating an inclusive environment where media students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale can gain experience and professional development opportunities in various aspects of the broadcasting industry.
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