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Maintaining Hope w/ Exec Dir. of Suicidal Awareness Voices of Education, Dr. Dan Reidenberg

by Faster Than Normal

When you are any type of neuroatypical, whether that’s ADD, Autism, Asperger’s, Executive Function, ADHD, or anything that just makes you different; there-in lies your many gifts, but that can also mean a LOT of turmoil and strife as well. We talk about the positives & negatives of living in an online world, parenting nowadays, dealing with the constant messaging of social media, school shootings and other important but difficult topics with Dr. Reidenberg today. We hope this helps!  A little more about our guest today:

Dr. Dan Reidenberg PSYD, FAPA, DAPA, FACFEI, CRS, BCPC, CMT, CPAI. He is the Executive Director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), Managing Director of the National Council for Suicide Prevention and is on the Executive Board of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.  He is Co-Chair of the International Media and Suicide Task Force.  He is a Certified Psychological Autopsy Interviewer and expert in forensic cases.  He serves on the numerous national and international editorial advisory boards and is a proposal reviewer for SAMHSA and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Dr. Reidenberg speaks internationally and has over 50 published articles and 3 book chapters on mental health and suicide prevention.  He developed one of only 3 evidence-based programs for schools listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs; several Best Practice materials; and he helps develop the next generation of mental health and suicide prevention technology with Facebook and the other leading technology companies for the online industry.  He specializes in training media on the best practices for reporting on suicide in the USA and around the world.  He led the development of and wrote the US Recommendations for Media Reporting on Suicide; the Recommendations for Reporting on Mass Shootings; the Recommendations for Blogging on Suicide; and helped develop the Media Recommendations on Bullying, and was co-lead for the World Health Organization’s Media Guide for Reporting on Suicide.  

Dr. Reidenberg has been interviewed by major media sources from around the world including CNN, Larry King, Good Morning America, the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Time, Newsweek and radio in Australia, Russia, Canada and the UK.  He also led the workgroup on Warning Signs for Suicide and helped develop the US National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and the National Research Agenda (US) and is assisting India in the development of their Best Practices.  

He has received numerous awards for his work including the Service to Humanity Award, Service to Suicidology Award, as a Champion of Change by The Obama Administration and he is recognized in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

In this episode Peter & Dan discuss:

1:00-  Intro & welcome Dr. Dan Reidenberg!  Ref: Executive Director of Suicidal Awareness- Voices of Educatio (SAVE)  Managing Director of National Council for Suicide Prevention Board member of International Association for Suicide Prevention 

2:22-  What do you see when you look at the Neurodiverse landscape in today’s world?

3:37-  On how social media has changed and magnified interpersonal dynamics

4:56-  What are some of the positives and solutions of an online world?

6:17-  What can parents do to keep involved in their kids online life?

7:32-  We live in a dangerous world nowadays. Some kids have a pretty bleak outlook. What do you see in your research about what’s really going on inside of kids?

10:15-  What can we do to work better with kids during the aftermath of trauma(s)?

11:05-  About hope

11:56-  If you could take every parent and put them in a room together, what would be the number one thing you’d impart to them about how to help their kids today?

13:21-  Many parents feel like they can’t compete with the influx of messaging that kids are receiving through all of the screens these days. What would you say to parents who feel like they just aren’t getting through?

15:40-  Where can people find you?

15:54-  Thank you Dr. Reidenberg!! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via [email protected] or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

17:20-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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