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Beneath the Surface: A Closer Look at Depression and Suicide in Teens and Adults

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Grief recovery specialist Kristi Hugstad has dedicated her life to helping abolish the stigma of mental illness and suicide.
Air Date: 1/7/20
Duration: 26:55
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Kristi Hugstad, Author & Grief Recovery Specialist
Kristi Hugstad is the author of Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out when You or Your Friend Is in Crisis. Ever since her husband completed suicide in 2012, after years of struggling with clinical depression, by running in front of a train, she has dedicated her life to helping to abolish the stigma of mental illness and suicide. A certified grief recovery specialist and a grief and loss facilitator for recovering addicts at South Coast Behavioral Health, Kristi frequently speaks at high schools. She is also the host of The Grief Girl podcast and lives in Orange County, California.
  • Book Title: Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out when You or Your Friend Is in Crisis
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/thegriefgirl/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @khugstad
Beneath the Surface: A Closer Look at Depression and Suicide in Teens and Adults
Ever since her husband completed suicide in 2012, after years of struggling with clinical depression, grief recovery specialist Kristi Hugstad has dedicated her life to helping abolish the stigma of mental illness and suicide.

Hugstad says that suicide prevention must start with our teens. Teen suicide isn’t a new phenomenon, but unfortunately, it has become a tragic, disturbing epidemic in the United States.

Her book, Beneath the Surface: A Teen's Guide to Reaching Out When You or Your Friend Is in Crisis, provides the information, encouragement, and tactical guidance you need to help yourself or others experiencing:

  • Depression
  • Academic or parental pressures
  • Eating disorders
  • Bullying
  • Self-harm
  • PTSD
  • Peer pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Technology addiction
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
Listen as Hugstad joins host Lisa Davis to share insight about this troubling trend in today's youth population.
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