“Kids need to play”: Talking about the pandemic and kids’ mental health with suicidologist Tyler Black

Podcast recorded on December 9, 2021.

In this episode I spoke with suicidologist Dr. Tyler Black, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Department at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

Tyler and I discussed the pandemic, suicide rates during the pandemic, schools and mental health and what we can learn from the past 18 months as we look ahead to the future.

Listen to the podcast via the audio file below, or on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes here.

Read the transcript in the link below the audio file.

Transcript: Transcript_NoncompliantPodcast_TylerBlack

Like all content that has to do with the on-going and dynamic situation of the pandemic, the discussion reflects the time and place in which it was had. For up-to-date information on the pandemic, please refer to your local health authority.