Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

Opioid Epidemic: What Every Family Needs To Know

America’s opioid crisis includes addiction to prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids with more than 90 people dying each day from an opioid overdose. Petros Levounis, M.D., Psychiatry Chair at Rutgers Medical School discusses prevention and recovery.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #504

Wednesday, April 17 at 1:00 pm on 12.1

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Donna Morgan, mother of Simone Battle of pop group G.R.L., speaks publicly for the first time about the loss of her daughter to suicide. Suicide prevention expert Maria Oquendo M.D., professor of clinical psychiatry/vice chair for education at Columbia University and director of residency training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, discusses the latest developments in the diagnosis, treatment and neurobiology of suicidal behavior. 250 characters:Suicide Prevention: The challenges of identifying those at risk of suicide with a focus on young people; the future of medical tests for prevention; removing the stigma of sharing suicidal thoughts; understanding a family’s tragedy gives others hope. 100 characters:Suicide Prevention: Identifying those at risk of suicide with no outward signs; removing the stigma.