Drs. Sally Weinstein & Anand Kumar “Op-ed: Schools must prepare to do more to stop teen suicide, bullying.”

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Drs. Sally Weinstein & Anand Kumar “Op-ed: Schools must prepare to do more to stop teen suicide, bullying.”

Adolescent suicide and bullying among adolescents are related, severe, and preventable public health problems. Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among youth ages 10 to 24. Bullying occurs at alarmingly high rates: 19.5% of high school students reported being bullied on school property in 2019, and 15.7% of high schoolers reported experiencing cyberbullying in the prior 12 months.

Incidents at high schools across the nation have received media coverage in the past decade. In each instance, distraught parents struggled to make sense of what happened and what could have been done differently.

Read more at: Chicago Sun Times

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Anand Kumar MD, MHA

  • Department Head
  • Lizzie Gilman Professor

(312) 996-7383
anandkatuic [dot] edu

Sally Weinstein PhD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Associate Director, University of Illinois Center on Depression and Resilience (UICDR)
  • Director, Psychosocial Training
  • Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

(312) 996-7723
(312) 413-7757
Sweins3atuic [dot] edu