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June 01st 2017:'13 Reasons Why' : What is the Impact of Media on Teen Suicide?

In this episode, Dr. Serani, psychologist, author and depression expert and Dr. Owens, cognitive psychologist with expertise in suicide prevention, discuss the Netflix Series, “13 Reasons Why.” The series tells the fictional story of Hannah Baker, a teen who dies by suicide and leaves behind 13 tapes revealing the 13 reasons she ends her life. The show has caught the interest of teens as well as parents and professionals. Drs. Serani and Owens consider both the benefits and dangers of the series for teens. They recognize the needed attention the series brings to teen suicide; but raise concern

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Dr. Deborah Serani

Dr. Deborah Serani is a go-to expert on psychological issues. Her interviews can be found on CNN, Newsday, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Scientific American Mind and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR. Dr. Serani writes for Psychology Today and Esperanza Magazine, and is an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. She is the author of the award-winning books, "Living with Depression" and "Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers."
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Dr. Shane Owens

Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP is a board-certified behavioral and cognitive psychologist who works with college students and emerging adults. He is an authority on college mental health practice and policy, with expertise in behavioral risk management and suicide prevention. He contributes to Us News and World Report, Yellowbrick, and ShrinkTank. His most important and challenging work is raising two children along with his wife, who is also an accomplished psychologist.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live 21/12/2017 11:00 21/12/2017 12:00 Psych Up Live https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live In this episode, Dr. Serani, psychologist, author and depression expert and Dr. Owens, cognitive psychologist with expertise in suicide prevention, discuss the Netflix Series, “13 Reasons Why.” The series tells the fictional story of Hannah Baker, a teen who dies by suicide and leaves behind 13 tapes revealing the 13 reasons she ends her life. The show has caught the interest of teens as well as parents and professionals. Drs. Serani and Owens consider both the benefits and dangers of the series for teens. They recognize the needed attention the series brings to teen suicide; but raise concerns with dramatizations and omissions relative to suicide, depression, mental illness and treatment. They discuss how Hannah and the high school students are depicted, as well as the ways in which school personnel and parents respond in the series. Finally, they suggest ways for parents, teachers and young people to use this series as a starting point for addressing the tragedy of teen suicide. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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