Posts about Suicide Prevention
3 Steps to Assess and Respond to Suicide Ideation in Acute Care Settings
While psychiatric settings are designed to be safe for suicidal patients and have staff with specialized training, non-psychiatric units in hospitals and emergency departments are not designed for suicide risk and often do not have staff with training to deal with suicidal patients.
Suicide and Stigma: Isn’t it Time for a Shift in Mindset?
In light of the publicized suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I want to focus on the important issue, ....
13 Reasons Why: They Are Talking (Again), and We Should Be, Too
Author’s Note: In the blog post that follows, we discussed the Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why,” and the impact it, ....
The Power of Words: A Primer on Non-Stigmatizing Suicide Terms
The way we communicate about suicide reveals how we think about suicide, and how we think about suicide has everything to do with prevention.
Hanging on One More Moment: Suicide and the Perspective of Truth
Let’s talk about an obvious truth. Suicide is a choice. It’s unlike cancer. People with cancer don’t make a conscious choice. They don’t take a deliberate...
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