Dr. Colleen Kraft is a leading pediatrician and former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics who has been instrumental in making mental health for kids a central topic of conversation in the public health community. She’s also the mother of three children, and recently lost her adult son–Tim–to suicide. Her personal loss has driven her public health advocacy, really calling for greater mental health support and gun safety measures. In her conversation with Liz, Dr. Kraft explains why she thinks gun safety is a public health issue, not a political one. She also shares the story of her son Tim’s death and offers actionable steps for mothers who are concerned about mental health and gun safety.
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