Dr. Katherine Elkington On the Connection Between Suicide and Substance Use

September 10, 2019

Dr. Katherine Elkington On the Connection Between Suicide and Substance Use

In the United States, rates of suicide amongst young people are rising dramatically. Teenagers who use drugs and/or alcohol are more likely to attempt suicide. Dr. Katherine Elkington, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University, discusses the complex connection between suicide and substance use in adolescents.

Topics

Mental Health, Psychiatry

Tags

Suicide, Substance Use Disorders