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Hosted by Editor in Chief Lorenzo Norris, MD, Psychcast features mental health care professionals discussing the issues that most affect psychiatry.

Jan 16, 2019

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In this episode, Caroline Bonham, MD (, and Avi Kriechman, MD (, join Psychcast host Lorenzo Norris, MD, via phone to discuss enhancing resilience in rural communities.

Overall life expectancy decreased from 78.7 years to 78.6 years from 2016 to 2017. Researchers from the CDC noted that along with drug overdose deaths, suicide also drove the average lifespan over that time ( While suicide is an all-encompassing issue, suicide in rural communities presents unique challenges.
Dr. Bonham is Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Dr. Kriechman is assistant professor in the same department and a child psychiatrist with an aim of youth suicide prevention.