“Poplar Grove” and a “Serious Adolescent Suicide Problem” Part Three

Earlier this year on the 1430 Connection radio program on WNAV, I did a series about suicide awareness. Two of the shows focused on “Poplar Grove,” which is a pseudonym for a very real community with a “serious adolescent suicide problem.”

You can read about the first show and listen to the interview here –

“Poplar Grove” and a “Serious Adolescent Suicide Problem”

and here’s the second one –

“Poplar Grove” and a “Serious Adolescent Suicide Problem” Part Two

I wanted to follow up with Jen Corbin, director of crisis response for the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, on continuing efforts in Severna Park to address the adolescent suicide problem in that community. The information she provided is, in my opinion, helpful to anyone who has, or works with, kids, no matter where they live.

The number for the Anne Arundel County Warm Line is  – 410-768-5522

For more information on the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, visit http://www.aamentalhealth.org/

For more information on Ellie’s Bus, visit http://elliesbus.org/

For more information on Parenting for a Different World, visit  http://pdworld.org/

Note to media – there is a follow up study by the same sociologist who authored the “Poplar Grove,” study.  It’s titled, “Does the media matter to suicide?: Examining the social dynamics surrounding media reporting in a suicide-prone community.”  It is behind a paywall and here’s the link – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027795361730165X?via%3Dihub

 

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