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Prevention for the Next Generation: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences, Suicide, and Overdose

August 11, 2021

With the pandemic upending social interaction, youth mental health is an increasingly important issue. State and territorial health agencies and community partners play a role in advancing prevention at the intersection of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), overdose, and suicide—strengthening equity in these efforts by addressing root causes and shared risk and protective factors.

Today’s guests discuss why understanding the intersection of suicide, overdose, and ACEs is critical to helping individuals live happy and healthy lives. It also focuses on the importance of connecting community needs, implementing awareness campaigns, and addressing stigma to reduce health disparities.

Show Notes


  • Rachael Banks, Oregon Health Authority in the Division of Public Health, Director
  • Jessica Kroeker, Trauma Matters Omaha, Initiative Coordinator