34. An Upcoming Series: May Mental Health Month and Suicide Prevention

This May for Mental Health Month, I have dedicated 4 episodes to suicide prevention. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth, and we have to know what to do and how to help. Our kids and families are depending on us!

[00:01 – 03:39] An Upcoming Series for Mental Health month

  • In the upcoming episodes, you will hear stories of lived experiences, suicide prevention screening, and universal suicide screening.  

 

[03:40 – 05:40]  Being an Advocate for Our Patient’s Well-Being

  • Please send feedback and share this series with others. 
  • How we provide mental health care in this country is flawed and fractured.
  • We are aiming for change and a better system for all  
  • Every patient must have access to mental health care as well as physical health care    

 

[05:41 – 06:40] Trigger Warning

  • A word of caution, some of the topics discussed are going to be very sensitive. If they are a trigger for you or a loved one the Hotline for Suicide Prevention is 1-800-273-8255 or Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741 

 

 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“We have to start looking at children and all of us as whole beings. No matter where you are, your emotional being is with you and it’s with our patients too. If we’re not paying attention to that then we’re going to miss the boat and we may even make the wrong diagnosis.” – Lia Gaggino

“My goal is that everyone will take this to heart and be an advocate for our patients’ emotional well-being.” – Lia Gaggino

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Dr. Lia Gaggino has worked as a pediatrician for over 30 years on the west side of Michigan. During her career as a primary care physician, she has been privileged to care for children and adolescents, and know that their success is closely tied to mental wellness.

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Dr. Lia Gaggino has worked as a pediatrician for over 30 years on the west side of Michigan. During her career as a primary care physician, she has been privileged to care for children and adolescents, and know that their success is closely tied to mental wellness.

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