COVID And Youth Suicide: How To Navigate Colliding Crises

COVID-19 has not only stolen crucial teenage milestones, but potentially teenage lives. In the past year, high schoolers like Dylan Buckner and Spencer Smith died by suicide; in our own community, we mourn the loss of 10th grader Sina Ball. COVID-19 has appeared to spawn a synergistic epidemic, where multiple epidemics (suicide, the virus, systemic racism) have fed off each other in a disturbing fashion.


Cognoscenti for WBUR

Authors / Participants Nancy Rappaport, Meredith Gansner