Best Reminder of Public Television's Pertinence

Are the Kids Alright?

We hear – almost daily, it seems – about the dangers growing up poor in Texas. Thousands of kids dumped from CHIP insurance, resources for mental health and a juvenile "correctional" system stretched dangerously thin. But it's entirely different to put a face to the statistics, which is what the searing documentary Are the Kids Alright? does. Mobilus Media's Karen Bernstein and Ellen Spiro spent two years surveying the damage state budget cuts have done to mental health care accessibility for juveniles, and came to the frightening conclusion that oftentimes help comes too late, after our youngest have slid through the cracks. The poignant moments in courtrooms, homes, and intake facilities caught by this incisive film sadly attest to that. Above all, Are the Kids Alright? should serve as a wake-up call, a rallying cry that no, they're not, and we aren't either, for letting that happen.

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