Colleen Carr of EDC’s National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) discusses the depiction of suicide in entertainment, including in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Resources for the media and entertainment industry developed by the Action Alliance are also highlighted.
EDC’s Shelley Pasnik discusses issues of equity and access to technology during COVID-19 pandemic and shares how EDC used radio to broadcast lessons in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak as an alternative means of reaching students.
As families struggle with questions of how much TV their children should watch while homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic, EDC’s Shelley Pasnik discusses a wide range of issues related to educational TV, including screen time and the value of well-produced media.
With many people forced to stay at home due to the coronavirus, domestic violence is on the rise. In this interview, EDC's Heidi Kar warns that children are especially vulnerable because school and afterschool programs have been shut down.
On Morning Edition, EDC’s Jerry Reed responds to the release of new suicide data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He calls for greater support of suicide prevention efforts that are helping to slow the rising suicide rate.