Hmong Teens

Hmong Teens

Teen Connection explores the cultural identity of Wisconsin's Hmong teens and examines how they find balance between their ancestral culture and American cultural norms.

Premiere date: Mar 19, 2013


About the Program

More than one out of 14 Wisconsin high school students has tried to kill themselves, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This episode of Teen Connection will offer an open forum for Wisconsin teens to talk about suicide. On the program, a panel of teens and adult expert counselors will identify the warning signs of suicide and how to respond to them. The program will highlight resources available to anyone considering suicide. 

Joining the program to answer questions about suicide are Lisa Anderson of Outagamie County Health and Human Services, Jennifer Seefeldt of Community for Hope of the Fox Cities, Jesse Heffernen of Harmony Café and Chris Wardlow, a substance abuse prevention specialist at Catalpa Health

Anyone who is contemplating suicide or has lost someone to suicide may call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). Additional local counseling services can be found at PreventSuicideWI.org

The song used during the closing credits of this episode of Teen Connection, "Before It's Too Late" is available as a free download on Stoney Beach Music until Dec 31, 2012.

Toll-free phone service is provided by Nsight Long Distance.

Host Kathryn Bracho appears courtesy of WBAY-TV/Green Bay.