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State of Mind

State of Mind

Focusing on Stress, Depression and Suicide Among Today's Youth

Aug 22, 2019

Suicide Prevention Program in Dallas Helps At-Risk Teens

Suicide Prevention Program in Dallas Helps At-Risk Teens

A unique suicide prevention program in Dallas is saving young lives. A Frisco teenager is living proof.

Aug 22, 2019

The Impact of Cyberbullying On Today's Teenager

The Impact of Cyberbullying On Today's Teenager

Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among children ages 10-18, according to 2017 data. While it's unclear how much of a role social media plays, experts say parents should proceed watch for...

Aug 22, 2019

Busy Schedules for Children Can Lead to Mental Health Stress

Busy Schedules for Children Can Lead to Mental Health Stress

If you shuttle your children from academics to athletics and social activities you know how stressful it can be on you. Do you know the impact it's having on your kids?

Aug 14, 2019

NBC 5 Dedicates Newscast to Topic of Kids Under Pressure

NBC 5 Dedicates Newscast to Topic of Kids Under Pressure

NBC 5 is taking a multi-platform approach to raising awareness of issues involving teen mental health with a focused newscast. NBC 5 State of Mind: Kids Under Pressure will air on Thursday, August 22 at...

Feb 13, 2019

Mental Health, Suicide Remain A Problem In Law Enforcement

Mental Health, Suicide Remain A Problem In Law Enforcement

Nationwide, advocacy group ‘Blue H.E.L.P’ estimates 31 officers have taken their own lives in 2019. It’s a problem that many officers and mental health experts believe is bolstered by a stigma surrounding...

Nov 7, 2017

Coping With Tragedy: Help Finding Help

Coping With Tragedy: Help Finding Help

If you're having trouble coping with a tragedy, NBC 5 has put together a list of resources to help you find help.

May 8, 2017

Sue Loncar Hopes Family Can Bring Awareness to Mental Health

Sue Loncar Hopes Family Can Bring Awareness to Mental Health

Sue Loncar says it's time for people to talk about depression in a different way. That's why she's opening up about her family's struggles.

May 5, 2017

Sue Loncar Shares Story of Daughter's Suicide to Help Others

Sue Loncar Shares Story of Daughter's Suicide to Help Others

Sue Loncar has made it her mission to discuss teen suicide after losing her 16-year-old daughter, Grace, and her husband, Dallas personal injury lawyer Brian Loncar, just days apart.

Dec 5, 2016

Texas Jail Suicides Drop Following Screening Changes

Texas Jail Suicides Drop Following Screening Changes

Records show the number of suicides in county jails has declined since changes were implemented that include a more comprehensive mental health screening of inmates.

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Mental illness is an invisible battle that thousands of North Texans fight in silence. It impacts families behind closed doors in communities across the Metroplex, on August 22 we're taking a look at stress, depression and suicide among today's youth.

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