The CDC recently released data about rising suicide rates in 2021, with significant increases among many ethnic groups. EDC’s Julie Goldstein Grumet discusses the importance of closely examining the data to develop research and culturally competent interventions.
Holidays and family gatherings can be stressful occasions especially when uncomfortable topics come up. EDC’s Heidi Kar discusses how to prepare and gives pointers on how to best react when those difficult moments arise.
With climate anxiety becoming increasingly prevalent among students, EDC’s Shai Fuxman and Chelsea Goddard offer educators advice, including listening to and validating teens’ emotions and weaving ideas for taking action into school subjects.
In an article examining how the opioid crisis impacts schools and young people, EDC’s Shai Fuxman explains how social and emotional learning can help students gain skills to cope with managing risky situations, including substance use.
An interview with Eden Badertscher is included in an on-air feature that spotlights EDC’s STEM-OPS project, the need to improve STEM opportunities for people who are incarcerated, and the recent STEM-OPS national conference.
Responding to a poll about the state of mental health in the U.S., EDC’s Sarah Brummett of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention discusses how the pandemic has shifted people’s willingness to discuss their mental health.