The Silent Epidemic

Adults and teenagers learn how to recognize warning signs and secure help for a young person contemplating suicide.

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PBS Plus Presentation
Premiere Date
June 1, 2001
30 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

Bridget Garza


John Magyar

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The Film

Suicide is the leading cause of death among American teenagers. The Silent Epidemic is part talk show, part docu-drama and includes emotional interviews with teens who have attempted suicide. Grammy Award-winning recording artist CeCe Winans hosts a studio audience segment where teens and suicide experts discuss potential signs and causes of teen suicide and, most importantly, ways to prevent this rising epidemic.