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Dr. Blaise Aguirre Gets Real about Teen Suicide and “13 Reasons Why”


Today Trevor talks about his fear of confrontation and how being consumed by unnecessary anger can prevent us from enjoying things and being in the present moment. Then we are joined by Dr. Blaise Aguirre (10:53), Medical Director of the 3East DBT programs at McLean. Blaise and Trevor discuss the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and its impact on adolescents. From the constant distractions of the world we live in to problems identifying one’s sense of self, Blaise and Trevor discuss possible reasons why some teens may be activated by watching the show while others may not. Blaise and Trevor also get into the topic of DBT and offer tips for teens watching shows that could potentially be triggering.

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Staff Profile – Blaise Aguirre:
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anxiety, coping skills, depression, LGBTQ friendly, life skills, mental health, mental illness, Personality Disorders, psychiatric conditions, psychiatric disorders, resieliency, social issues, stress, trauma

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