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  1. Suicide Prevention: Let’s Build a Stronger State Foundation

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time when we work at the local, state, and national levels to advocate for prevention, support those who may be struggling, and remember those we’ve lost. ...

  2. Preparing the Philippines for the Digital Economy—A Scalable Model for the Rest of the World?

    We must continue to support economic and educational programs that help young people—no matter where they live—to unlock whatever opportunities may arise. ...

  3. Keeping Kids Interested in Science and Math

    This past summer, I tried to find ways to keep my kids engaged in learning about the world around them. As the school buses hit the road, I’m still working on this—particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM as it is ...

  4. Three Ways to Build Children’s Resilience

    Resilient children have the social and emotional skills they need to face adversity with a sturdy disposition. Here are three simple yet effective ideas to try today. ...

  5. Vaping and Teenagers

    In only a few years, e-cigarettes and vape pens have exploded in popularity—especially among teenagers, who often view them as less harmful than conventional cigarettes. But just how many teenagers are vaping? ...

  6. Why Do So Many Physicians Die By Suicide?

    September 16, 2019 Jerry Reed Gerald Reed Over the past decade, suicide prevention efforts have increasingly relied on doctors to offer care and attention to people in suicidal crisis. Emergency department staff are now routinely trained to identify and ...

  7. Join EDC for Cyberlearning 2019

    When I mention my work with the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL), people often ask, “So, what exactly is cyberlearning?” It’s a good question with a broad answer. ...

  8. Teachers: Making a World of Difference

    In honor of World Teachers’ Day (October 5), let’s reflect on all of the teachers who pour their skill, creativity, energy, and love into making the impossible possible for their students. ...

  9. Where Are We in Addressing Mental Health Needs around the World?

    In commemoration of World Mental Health Day (October 10), it is vital that the global community commit to addressing mental health care needs in ways that align with the evidence we have on effective approaches. ...

  10. Reflecting On Our Own Well-Being and Needs

    Establishing regular staples of self-care needs to be a priority for those of us with careers spent in service to people and communities across the globe. ...