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Confronting Suicide & Support for Reporters Covering Trauma

Broadcast: April 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Each year about a million people in the United States attempt to take their own lives. Another ten million people seriously consider suicide. Those rates have been rising in the coronavirus pandemic. These statistics became very real for us at Peace Talks Radio recently when a talented young producer named Hannah Colton, who did several episodes for us, took her own life in November of 2020.
On this episode we talk with psychologist Dr. Ursula Whiteside about her efforts to stop suicide. We also talk about the difficulty journalists face as frontline responders with Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

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