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September 27, 2016
Suicide is an unfortunate and unavoidable reality in the lives of children and youth. Whether it occurs with a family member, a classmate or schoolmate, in the community, or in the media, the topic of suicide is complicated and difficult for adults to discuss with children.View More...
April 21, 2016
Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
So, we all know that suicide attempts, suicidal thinking and even the tragedy of dying by suicide increase around the winter holidays.
I mean, that’s, like, a given.Podcasts View More...
January 26, 2016
Almost by definition, writing about pediatric mental health can be controversial. People don’t always agree on treatments, causes, or even whether children can actually suffer from mental illnesses. We know that from some of the responses we’ve received on other posts.View More...
December 1, 2015
When I was in the first year of my psychiatry residency, I learned that patients sometimes cut their own skin.
I learned that some people take sharp objects and make (mostly) superficial cuts on their forearms or legs, or elsewhere on their bodies.View More...
September 10, 2015
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.
That seems straightforward enough.
Suicide is awful, more common than you’d think, and in many cases, highly preventable.
Perhaps most important, in virtually every culture and every ethnic group on the planet, suicide is highly stigmatized.View More...
April 7, 2015
When tragedies hit, it is in our nature to ask why. The co-pilot in the horrific Germanwings crash had serious mental health problems, according to reports.View More...
March 23, 2015
Teen Suicide On The Rise: A Worrisome Situation
We all worry about suicide, especially in youth.View More...
September 12, 2014
“Doctor, he said he just doesn’t care about living anymore. He’s been really upset for a while, and when his girlfriend broke things off, he just shut down.”
Steve and I get calls like this all too frequently.
Situations like this are terribly frightening for parents.View More...
August 27, 2014
No one can deny that the untimely death of Robin Williams has affected us all in a multitude of different ways. In two separate blogs below, Drs. Schlozman and Beresin reflect on Mr. Williams’ legacy, what he meant—and still means—to them, and what we can all learn from this tragic loss.View More...