Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple
With increasing gun violence and constant media coverage, many kids are scared to go to concerts, to malls, to school. Many adults are feeling the same. Today, special guest Gretchen Felopulos, PhD, the education and training lead for the Center for Gun Violence Prevention at MGH, joins Gene and Khadijah to help us learn more about gun safety, youth suicide, best practices for lockdown drills, talking about guns to those with opposing views, and so much more. Be sure to see the resources, below.
Follow along with the conversation.
Gretchen Felopulos, PhD (LinkedIn)
Center for Gun Violence Prevention (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Twitter, TikTok, and Siloization (The Medium)
Talking to Kids About Fear and Violence (Mental Health America)
Active Shooter Situations: Threat Assessment Teams (TAT) (REMS TA Center)
Nine Ways to Help Students Discuss Gun Violence (Greater Good Magazine)
Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) or “Red Flag” Laws (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Activism Is Good for Our Teens (MGH Clay Center)
Keep the Peace Contract (Boys Town)
About Wear Orange (wearorange.org)
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Music by Gene Beresin
Episode produced by Sara Rattigan
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Co-hosted by two shrinks, Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple plays up the fact that mental health is anything but simple, while helping parents and other caregivers to navigate some tough questions.