Teens and Mental Health airs on News 2 all day Thursday

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More than 18,000 Tennessee youth called a state hotline while suffering a mental health crisis last year. More than half of those kids received face-to-face assessments. 

News 2 is investigating trends involving teenagers and mental health. We have special reports in every newscast this Thursday. 

We’ll dig deeper into the effects of bullying on mental health. 

We’re looking at medication trends and treatment options. 

We’ll also have important information for parents who suspect their child is dealing with a mental health problem. 

Also, join the conversation during our LIVE town hall meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 

Teens and Mental Health. All day Thursday on News 2. In every newscast. 

Stories featured include:

Doctor: Increase in medications prescribed for mental disorders in children, teens

Longtime program helps guide parents with behaviorally challenged children

For 30 years, Tenn. Voices for Children helps families dealing with mental health issues

Pediatrician: Most important aspect of treating child mental health is beginning

Bullied Franklin teen shares empowering message with other kids

Counselor sheds light on both sides of bullying dilemma

Suicides hit record high in Tennessee in 2016

School counselors help parents, students with mental health issues 

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