Talking About Teen Suicide

with Emily Raymond

Talking About Teen Suicide

Episode 17, Season 4 | April 17, 2024

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we discuss the sensitive but critical topic of teen suicide. According to the CDC, suicide rates from 2007 through 2021 for Americans ages 10 to 24 rose 62%. In this conversation with CHC Doctoral Psychology Intern, Emily Raymond we discuss key risk factors that parents, educators, and peers should be aware of, offering practical strategies for parents to create open lines of communication with their teens and recognize warning signs. By fostering a community of compassion and understanding, we can work toward reducing teen suicide rates and creating a safer, more supportive environment for all adolescents.

Guest Info
Emily Raymond headshot

Emily Scarpulla Raymond is a sixth year doctoral student at the University of Maine, Orono in the clinical psychology department with a child development emphasis. Emily received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Rochester in 2018 and her master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Maine in 2020. Emily has conducted research focusing on adolescent psychosocial behavior and outcomes with a particular emphasis on the role of social media in adolescent friendships. Recently, Emily has begun conducting research with community organizations, helping improve federally-funded project evaluation and outcomes. As a clinician, Emily works with children and adolescents with comorbid medical and psychological conditions, mood disorders, and OCD. Emily has been a therapist at the Penobscot Job Corps, Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine, and UCLA’s OCD Intensive Outpatient Program. Emily began her clinical internship at Stanford Children’s Hospital/Children’s Health Council Consortium in July 2023. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, playing piano and spending time with her dog.