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Suicide risk among Black and LGBTQ youth is rising. A new center will study why

Penn Medicine researchers were recently awarded a $14 million grant to launch Penn Innovation in Suicide Prevention Implementation Research.

By Sojourner Ahebee/WHYY

Dr. Aaron Beck, father of cognitive therapy, dies at 100

Beck’s work revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychological disorders.

By The Associated Press

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There’s a shortage of school psychologists. So why is Penn State’s College of Education closing its School Psychology Ph.D. program?

The program’s goal is to train students to specialize in combining psychology and education practices.

By Min Xian/WPSU

“The State of Mental Health in America” report links access to care and mental illness as key metrics

As COVID-19 spread throughout the United States, it not only resulted in greater morbidity and mortality but it also had disastrous effects on the mental health of the nation.

By Staff

Thriving instead of surviving, Pittsburgh therapist talks Black mental health

For many Black Americans, the past year and a half was particularly traumatizing. 

By Sarah Boden/WESA

‘We are in a state of emergency’: What’s behind the rising suicide rate among Black kids

Today, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Black children ages 10 to 19. And that rate is rising faster for them than for any other racial or ethnic group.

By Liz Tung/WHYY

Athletes’ mental health in the spotlight with Biles exit

Superstar gymnast withdraws from Olympic events, to both praise and criticism
By Merideth Bucher