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Encore Episode: Preventing Suicide

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Watch for warning signs to help prevent suicide.
Air Date: 5/19/20
Duration: 17:21
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Cora Breuner, MD, MPH
Dr. Cora BreunerCora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH, is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

An expert in adolescent health, she has focused her clinical and research career on the treatment of typical adolescent diseases such as eating disorders, headache and sports injuries by integrating complementary and alternative medicine into the intervention modality options including biofeedback and yoga. She loves to teach residents and medical students and has won multiple teaching awards.

She has contributed greatly to the success of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Adolescent and Young Adult clinic, to the academic and personal mentorship of resident, fellows and medical students and to the continuation of efforts on work life balance and well-being of health care providers, including medical/PA/ARNP/ students, residents and current faculty. She has also worked tirelessly in the Orthopedics department to improve the excellence of care for the adolescent/young adult patient.

Dr. Breuner is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence with many recently published policy statements on adolescent suicide and suicide prevention, abortion counseling, sexual assault guidelines, care of those with menstrual irregularities and developmental delay, adolescent health services review and sexuality education in adolescents. Her advocacy regionally and nationally has been recognized as true leadership.

Dr. Breuner has three young adult children, loves to sing and play her fiddle, and frequently can be seen dancing Zumba or urban hiking with her two super energetic dogs.

Encore Episode: Preventing Suicide
Pediatric suicide is a difficult topic but parents may be able to help children who are at risk.

Bullying is rampant in pre-teens and teens. In the age of social media, bullying doesn't stop once the school day is done. Find out how much time your child is spending online. Those who are already prone to anxiety and depression are at greater risk for self-harm and suicide.

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) lead to higher potential for depression. Feeling unworthy, lonely or trapped can trigger suicidal thoughts.

Call 1.800.273.TALK (8255) or text TALK to 741741 if you or someone you know seems to be at risk.

Listen as Dr. Cora Breuner joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss suicide risk.
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