Learn the warning signs of teen mental illness and the steps families can take to reduce the risk of tragedy.
Bob Gebbia, executive director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), introduces the annual national event “Out of the Darkness,” community fundraising walks designed to bring the issue of suicide out into the light.
Dr. Paula Clayton, medical director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, speaks about suicide prevention for teens and adults.
David Shaffer, M.D., Irving Philips professor of child psychiatry, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, and chief of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, talks about research and statistics for youth and mental health issues, including cutting.
Lidia Bernik, director of network development for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline, explains how her own experience of loss led her to a career and life dedicated to helping others in need.