Child Psychologist, Dr. Joshua Rosenthal, a NYC licensed psychologist was interviewed by ABC News 20/20 on Friday 4/4/14 about the deadly teen “choking game.”
You can view the interview online here. I’m talking at min 3:55 and 4:30.
This is a sad story about a family who lost their, otherwise healthy, son to this game. My recommendations to parents is to talk to your teen about these types of risky behaviors, similar to sex, drinking and drugs. Talking about it does not increase the likelihood it will happen – actually the opposite.
Written by Joshua Rosenthal, PsyD