Can movies and shows like “13 Reasons Why” raise awareness about mental health and help those at risk for suicide? I interview the directors of the cult classic “Heathers” and of "Listen," the star of IFC’s “Neurotica” and founder of Project UROK, and a suicide prevention expert.
How do new stressors contribute to the risk of suicide among young people? I talk to a mom whose son was one of a cluster of students to die by suicide at his high school, two teenage girls who’ve had suicidal ideation and are now doing what they can to help others, and a Stanford professor who studies adolescent stress.
How do we communicate responsibly about depression and suicide without fueling contagion? I talk to students at Columbia University, which was rocked by at least five suicides this past school year, and to experts on suicide prevention.
This is a podcast about health and social justice. Health is wealth. Some of us have it, some don’t. Some of us will live long and healthy lives… and some won’t. But why me and not them? Why them and not me?