A Parent’s Guide to Mental Health


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The past few years have been tough for adolescent mental health. Teenagers today face different challenges that no other generation has known before.

KETK brings you special reports on the Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Mental Health throughout the week.

More than 3 million teens struggle with depression and experts recently declared a national state of emergency in children’s mental health.

Statistics show that teens who spend three or more hours a day on social media are 50% more likely to develop depression.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the isolation of adolescents for a period of time, which exacerbated the mental health crisis.

Parents and trusted adults are the help these teens need. Sometimes the most important thing an adult can do is listen, talk to their children, and be present in their lives.

To view the GROWING PAINS special report series, see the schedules below.


  • Sunday 11/7 at 10 p.m.
  • Monday 8/11 at 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9/11 at 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/10 at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday 11/11 at 10 p.m.

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  • Monday 8/11 at 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9/11 at 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/10 at 9 p.m.
  • Thursday 11/11 at 9 p.m.
  • Friday 11/12 at 9 p.m.

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