Why America Is Seeing Increasing Rates Of Suicide, Cold Weather Is For Reading

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If you’re not a cold weather lover, winter offers the perfect opportunity to tackle your reading list. We hear from guests about how to encourage kids to do some reading this winter and we get some book recommendations. We also discuss why the U.S. is seeing higher rates of suicide than other areas of the world and we learn how the way suicide is talked about in our culture can affect how we understand it.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Dean Kallenbach Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Leah Rolando Guest
  • Caroline Akervik Guest
  • Becky Wojahn Guest