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May 09, 2019

Hour 1: What Parents Need to Know About Teen Suicide Prevention

The months following the release of 13 Reasons Why, the well-known Netflix series, The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry said teen suicides reached a 19 year high.  This recent study has many parents concerned and looking for answers.  Dr. Kathy Koch, Founder and President of Celebrate Kids and author of Start with the Heart: How to Motivate Your Kids to Be Compassionate, Responsible, and Brave (Even When You're Not Around), joins Eric and Audrey Mornings to discuss how parents can help their teens and pre-teens with their emotional turmoil. 

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Hour 2: Chonda Pierce Still Laughing

Join Eric and Audrey Mornings on Thursday as they speak live with special guest Chonda Pierce, who will be appearing at the First Baptist Church Fort Lauderdale on May 18.  A stand-up comedian, television host, author and now actress, Pierce has channeled her life experiences into positivity, bringing laughter to audiences around the country.

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Dr. Kathy Koch
Dr. Kathy Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., a Christian ministry based in Fort Worth, Texas.  She is an internationally celebrated speaker and popular radio guest who has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, workshops, seminars, assemblies, and other events.  Dr. Koch earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University and was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member for a Christian school prior to becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991.

Chonda Pierce
Chonda Pierce

Chonda Pierce

Chonda Pierce is a stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and now actress, Pierce has channeled her life experiences into positivity, bringing laughter to audiences around the country. In addition to her comedic work, Pierce has used her success to help others, and in 2006 founded Branches Recovery Center, which offers counseling and treatment to those with depression, anxiety, addiction, regardless of their ability to pay. She has also raised several million dollars for international relief organizations Compassion International, WorldVision, Food for the Hungry and Feed The Children.

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