Suicide Hotlines Fielded Unprecedented Volume Of Calls On Election Night
“This was an extraordinary year by any stretch of the imagination," says National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Director John Draper.
The Washington Post:
At Suicide Hotlines, The First 24 Hours Of Trump’s America Have Been Full Of Fear
The outcome wasn’t certain, but in the 60 minutes that seemed to stretch for much longer between 1 and 2 a.m. Wednesday, while the swing states deciding our next president flipped between red and blue, the phone at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline rang 660 times. People were scared — for their rights, for their safety, for their children. They were thinking about taking their lives. (Mettler, 11/10)
Child Psychiatrists: If Kids Are Feeling Anxious After Election, How To Help
Elections are, above all, political moments, but each one offers parenting moments as well. That's certainly the case with this one. One Boston-area mother told me Wednesday morning: "My son has been very worried about Donald Trump, who he calls 'the bully.' I've been telling him not to worry. The bully wouldn't win." (Goldberg, 11/10)