Natural disasters have been in the headlines recently, more so than usual. Most disasters are unpredictable and hard to control, but we do have control over our disaster preparedness and what happens after a disaster occurs. Part of what we can do is mobilize the affected community. Psychologists can and do make major research-based contributions here, not only in easing individual suffering, but also in drawing upon and coordinating the resources of the entire community to ensure the most effective preparedness and response.
Teen suicide is a serious problem. But there are signs to watch for, and sources for help.
There are a lot of problems we will face that science and technology can’t fix.