Health experts are raising the alarm on rising rates of depression, suicide and other mental health issues among U.S. teens. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth between the ages of 10 to 25 years make up 15% of all suicides.
Reset discusses why the teen mental health crisis is happening, the role social media plays and how Chicago-area organizations are working to address the problem.
GUESTS: Dr. Sonya Dinizulu, clinical psychologist at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital
Dr. Tali Raviv, clinical psychologist and associate director for the Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children’s Hospital
Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World
Sam Savin, youth clinical social worker with JCC Chicago
Mitchell Sandy, licensed clinical psychologist and vice president of clinical operations and youth services at Thresholds
If you or a loved one you know is struggling with their mental health, here are a couple resources: