Alia E. Dastagir, Enquirer

Alia E. Dastagir

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Alia:

COVID, hurricanes, wildfires, politics: 2020 is an American nightmare that's wearing us out

It feels like 2020 has been nothing but suffering. Experts say many of us are experiencing "disaster fatigue." → Read More

Four years later, women are still accusing Trump of sexual assault. Here's why that matters.

Amy Dorris joins the list of women who have accused Trump of sexual violence. Holding the president accountable isn't the only reason to speak out. → Read More

Thousands of messages show what it really means to help someone who’s suicidal

In suicide prevention, people are told to “reach out” and loved ones to “be there.” But what does helping someone with suicidal thoughts really mean? → Read More

More young people are dying by suicide, and experts aren't sure why

The rate of suicide among young people aged 10 to 24 increased nearly 60% between 2007 and 2018, according to a new CDC report. → Read More

During the pandemic, are the little kids all right? Survey shows COVID is taking a toll now and will in the future.

Surveys show caregiver distress related to COVID is cascading down to young children in ways science shows can be toxic in the short- and long-term. → Read More

During the pandemic, are the little kids alright? Survey shows COVID is taking a toll now and will in the future.

Surveys show caregiver distress related to COVID is cascading down to young children in ways science shows can be toxic in the short- and long-term. → Read More

Some people listen to health experts, others ignore them: What it means for America's future with COVID-19

How the public responds to public health recommendations can be explained by differences in how people navigate threats. → Read More

The pandemic is taking a toll on Americans' mental health. A new CDC study shows who we need to worry about most.

More than 40% of respondents in a CDC survey reported an adverse mental health condition and 11% reported having seriously considered suicide. → Read More

Daisy Coleman's death was a tragedy more common among sexual assault survivors than you might think

People who have experienced sexual assault are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide than those who haven’t. What you should know to help survivors. → Read More

Michelle Obama says she's suffering from 'low-grade depression.' What does that mean?

Low-grade depression is not an official diagnosis, but can have serious consequences for quality of life. → Read More

Daisy Coleman's death was a tragedy more common among sexual assault survivors than you might think

People who have experienced sexual assault are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide than those who haven’t. What you should know to help survivors. → Read More

Why the Ghislaine Maxwell case is so shocking to so many

Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse girls, defies our stereotypes of a perpetrator, experts say. → Read More

Amid protests and a pandemic, what does it mean to be American in 2020?

This Fourth of July, American pride is at a 20-year low. Anti-racism protests and the pandemic have created divisions around national identity. → Read More

'A culmination of crises': America is in turmoil, and a mental health crisis looms next

Negative mental health impacts will outlast the pandemic and the protests, with many Americans at risk for longer-term psychiatric disorders. → Read More

George Floyd, Lea Michele and the problem with performative outrage

When expressing outrage is as easy as posting a hashtag or an empty black square, there's a question of whether it's genuine or performative. → Read More

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?

Experts in child psychology explain how parents can begin conversations about racial violence and answer some of kids' most painful questions. → Read More

'Riots,' 'violence,' 'looting': Words matter when talking about race and unrest, experts say

When "violence" is defined as attacks against property, rather than against people, experts take issue with the term's use in George Floyd coverage. → Read More

George Floyd protests continue nationwide as hundreds arrested, cities issue curfews

More national protests took place Saturday as demonstrators reacted to the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day. → Read More

George Floyd video adds to trauma: 'When is the last time you saw a white person killed online?'

Analysis: African Americans face harmful mental health effects every time high-profile incidents of racism and police brutality go viral. → Read More

National Sexual Assault Hotline sees record demand during pandemic. Many reaching out are children.

"Their safety net collapsed during this period," said Rape Abuse and Incest National Network president Scott Berkowitz. → Read More