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Lunch & Learn: Adolescent & Teen Suicide | Healthy New Albany

On January 13th 2021, Healthy New Albany brought together leading experts from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics for a panel discussion called, Adolescent/Teen Suicide: Removing Stigma and Barriers for Treatment and Prevention.

Tragically, suicide is the second leading cause of death for children ages 10-19 years old in the United States. Nearly one in six teens has seriously thought about suicide.

Guest Panel Included:

  • Michael (Mike) Gittelman, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Co-Director, of the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Melissa Wervey Arnold, CEO of the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • John Ackerman, PhD, Child Clinical Psychologist and the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Moderated by Angela Douglas, Executive Director of Healthy New Albany

Community Awareness and Education

We hope to change this statistic through community awareness and education. Please check out our resources below for more information from our discussion.