33 min

'Our kids brains aren't equipped to fight this battle.‪'‬ Voices For Suicide Prevention

    • Mental Health

 The title of this month's episode is a quote from our guest but it has nothing to do with fighting the battle of suicidology or suicide prevention.  It's fighting the battle of a 24/7 'screen world'.    We're so fortunate to have Nationwide Children's Hospital Clinical Psychologist, Dr. John Ackerman, to join and explain what is happening to those young brains that are constantly exposed to information, media, social media and digital interaction.    Dr. Ackerman leads Nationwide's Center for Suicide Prevention and Research and also led a group of clinicians and professors (Ohio University) in developing new guidelines for journalists when they're reporting on suicide.    He talks with host, Scott Light, about suicide and perceptions in journalism and thus, the public's broader perception of suicide.   

 The title of this month's episode is a quote from our guest but it has nothing to do with fighting the battle of suicidology or suicide prevention.  It's fighting the battle of a 24/7 'screen world'.    We're so fortunate to have Nationwide Children's Hospital Clinical Psychologist, Dr. John Ackerman, to join and explain what is happening to those young brains that are constantly exposed to information, media, social media and digital interaction.    Dr. Ackerman leads Nationwide's Center for Suicide Prevention and Research and also led a group of clinicians and professors (Ohio University) in developing new guidelines for journalists when they're reporting on suicide.    He talks with host, Scott Light, about suicide and perceptions in journalism and thus, the public's broader perception of suicide.   

33 min