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Using the Power of Narrative to #StopSuicide

Increasing public awareness of suicide is not an easy task. To truly grapple with the issue, we have to face some difficult and painful feelings. For these reasons, when we at the Clay Center collaborated to tell the true story of a young sophomore at Harvard named Luke, who tragically took his own life, we decided to turn to film.

“Looking for Luke” Documentary Released for Suicide Prevention Week, Begins National Tour

Filmmaker and producers to raise awareness about suicide on college campuses


BOSTON, Mass. – On Sept.

When Teens Talk of Suicide: What You Need to Know

In this video, we discuss what families should know about suicide among children and teens.

Listen in to our podcast. Steve and Gene discuss how to talk to a young person that you’re worried about, how to talk to someone who’s been impacted by suicide, and different kinds of community support.

“Reasons” To Keep The Conversations Going

Today is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, and one mental health topic that’s been on the mind of many parents, caregivers, clinicians, and educators lately is the Netflix TV series, 13 Reasons Why.

Why Can’t We Budge The Tide Of Teen Depression?

You can also listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, SoundCloud, and most podcast apps – just search for “Shrinking It Down.”

When I was a teenager, one of my buddies called me out for my rejection of tobacco.

The College Mental Health Crisis: A Call for Cultural Change – Part 1

This is the first blog post in a two-part series on college mental health in the United States. The focus of this first post is college student suicide prevention. The second post focuses on general college mental health.

Talking With Children About Suicide and Loss


Suicide is an unfortunate and unavoidable reality in the lives of children and youth. Whether it occurs with a family member, a schoolmate or peer, in the community, or in the media, the topic of suicide feels complicated and difficult to discuss with children.

Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

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.

The Red Herring Of Guns And Mental Illness

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.

My Child Is Deliberately Cutting Herself: What Do I Do?

Question: My Child Is Deliberately Cutting Herself: What Do I Do?

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.