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Beverly Cobain

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Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S. for ages 15 through 19! In this country, a child or adolescent dies by suicide every 80 minutes, and a youth attempts to take his/her life every 45 seconds. One of ten high school students attempt suicide, while one in five has had suicidal thoughts within the previous year. And it isn't just teens. The suicide rate for 10 to 14-yr olds has tripled in the last three decades. Unlike Cancer, we CAN do something about this and do it now! It is preventable! But how do we make this dramatic change? That is today’s question. Today we are going to talk about how to deal with depressed teens and we are also going to cover how to deal with the grief after a teen unfortunately commits suicide. There are two great books we will discuss. The first is called: “When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens” and the second book is titled, “Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide.” Both books were written by someone who knows about suicides first hand. She is a registered nurse with credentials in psychiatric/mental health nursing. She is a nationally recognized speaker, educator, and workshop leader on the issues of youth depression awareness and suicide prevention/intervention. She has had to deal with 3 suicides in her family, one of which you may have heard of, her cousin Kurt Cobain, lead singer from the band Nirvana.

It is our pleasure to welcome author Beverly Cobain to our show.

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