PBS39 To Host “Community Conversation – Kids, Stigma, and Mental Health”


Live Special Featuring a Diverse Panel

to be Broadcast on PBS39, Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00 PM


Bethlehem, PA – May 15, 2018 – PBS39 continues community outreach initiatives by presenting “Community Conversation – Kids, Stigma, and Mental Health”. This special, live presentation will take place in the studios at PBS39 in Bethlehem on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00 pm, and will be broadcast on PBS39 and streamed live on the PBS39 website and Facebook page. Monica Evans, executive producer and on-air personality from PBS39, will be the moderator.

The panel will include three doctors who work with children and families confronting mental health issues. Also on the panel will be a residential clinician from KidsPeace, the director of The Hillside School, the executive director of NAMI Lehigh Valley, and parents. In addition, the show will feature musician Craig Thatcher performing and discussing his advocacy for mental health awareness.

“The mental health of our community, especially our children, is a very timely topic. As PBS39 fulfills its role in the Greater Lehigh Valley to act as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, we will connect our community through civil discourse around this very important issue,” said Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer of PBS39. “Objective, solution-based journalism is a hallmark of our brand promise. That is why we are so pleased to be hosting this event that explores Kids, Stigma, and Mental Health from many angles.”

During this public forum, members of the studio audience will be allowed to ask questions of the panel members, while television and online viewers will have an opportunity to ask questions through a variety of online platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and the website at PBS39.org.

“The mental health of our children and the stigma attached to it needs to be discussed in a safe environment, and PBS39 has an obligation to convene our community for this kind of discourse,” said Yoni Greenbaum, Chief Content Officer for PBS39. “As issues arise, PBS39 will be hosting events like this to help our TV viewers and digital users understand topics and issues that are important to them and their families.”

More information and registration for the live studio audience is available at: PBS39.org/community-conversation

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About PBS39


PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. For more information, visit wlvt.org.

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Tyler Winston
PR & Marketing Coordinator