While Suicide Prevention Week just ended, this topic is always an important one for discussion. The issue of suicide has been increasingly concerning with respect to teens and young adults.
318 Forum Magazine - Laura Alderman, Director of the LSUHS Institute for Childhood Resilience, shares "Suicide affects all ages. In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control identified suicide as among the top nine leading causes of death for ages 10-64."
Red River Radio: Health Matters - Laura Alderman, Director of The Institute for Childhood Resilience and Dr. Pamela McPherson, Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at LSUHS, provide information about ACEs, the effects on children, and how the Institute for Childhood Resilience is working to help children become more resilient.
KSLA12 - School bells are ringing again, but with recent mass shootings, some may have a new anxiety about going back to the classroom. Dr. Laura Alderman, director of the institute of childhood resilience with LSUHS, said you can help your children stave off the anxiety by strategically shifting your conversations with them.
318 Forum - Laura Alderman, director of the Institute for Childhood Resilience shares, "Safety is a need we all share. It is the foundation on which our quality of life rests. Yet, that foundation has become unstable for too many of us. A significant threat to our safety is youth violence."
This community education effort allows us to make an impact in the lives of the children in our community and to prevent not only addiction and other psychiatric illnesses, but also creates an opportunity to improve their overall health by reducing risk of heart disease and other medical conditions.
318Forum - Laura Alderman, Director of the Institute for Childhood Resilience, shares, "Resilience is the attribute that allows us to bounce back from hardship. There is nothing magical or mysterious about resilience, and we can build it at any time, at any age."
Shreveport Times - Psychiatric and substance abuse disorders are just some of the life problems that have been shown to be related to childhood trauma. While it is recognized that some adversity is an inevitable part of life for most, we know that the antidote to trauma is resilience.