You may understand why your kid wants to regularly stay up and binge-watch TV shows on their computer—you’ve got your own shows to catch up on, too! But here’s a good reason to pull the plug on your teen’s plans: The likelihood of committing suicide is increased by sleep deprivation, warns William Dement, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University, and founder of the world’s first sleep laboratory. In this video interview with Sonia Jones, Dement explains the important role sleep plays in mental health, especially in students.