Between 2001 and 2019, suicide rates for young people ages 10 to 19 jumped 40%. Between the same period, emergency room visits for self-harm increased 88%, according to the CDC. The pandemic has only exacerbated these numbers. What’s driving this increase? What are experts in the field seeing firsthand? This week on Viewpoints.
- Dr. John MacDonald, middle school guidance counselor, Brockton Public Schools.
- Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, professor, education, psychology, neuroscience, University of Southern California, director, USC Center for Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning and Education.