I am Ramon Solhkhah, an expert in psychiatry and behavioral health. I’m trying to address the crisis of high rates of anxiety and suicides among young people. AMA.
So many students report feeling hopeless and empty. Suicides among young people are rising. Young people are desperate for help, but a frayed system keeps failing them despite its best efforts. I am Ramon Solhkhah, the chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall. I’ve seen the tragic effects of mental illness firsthand. Ask me anything.
Suicidal thoughts and behaviors can be reduced. If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741.