In the past decade, black teenage girl suicides have increased. How can we address this problem?
Psychiatry & Society
H. Steven Moffic, MD, talks about young female suicide and how it could be the result of a number of factors, including social media.
To see the content Dr Moffic referenced by Christine Yu Moutier, MD, watch Concerning Trends in Suicide or read Suicide: Myths, Media, and Difficult Discussions.
To see the Wall Street Journal article on the toxicity of social media, read Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show.
Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He is an advocate for mental health issues relate to climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric TimesTM.