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Columbia study also finds people with schizophrenia, overall, have a 4.5-fold increased risk of dying from suicide.
Source:New York Times
Oscar Jiménez-Solomon, MPH, said that low wages can result in the inability to meet basic needs, repay debts and make plans. "Increases in minimum wage can save lives,” he said.
Source:Salud con Lupa
"Depressed people tend to isolate themselves and I wanted to write a book that explains what it means to them to be supported in such a dark time," says Dr. Andrew Solomon.
Source:Verywell HealthOctober 30, 2020
“People who call the hotline need more than just help during a crisis, they need to be connected to a mental treatment that actually works for continued care," says Dr. Jeffrey M. Cohen.
- October 19, 2020
A desire to learn more about the communication and de-escalation techniques being used in policing took Jeff Thompson, PhD to the world of academia.
- September 8, 2020
Columbia Psychiatry researchers have been working on solutions to remedy increased anxiety, depression, and even suicide as a direct result of the economic downturn.
Source:WCJSAugust 19, 2020
Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber worries that the pandemic will create a confluence of risk factors for suicide.
Source:USA TodayJune 7, 2020
Many African Americans, especially men, may be hesitant to get treatment or take prescription antidepressants, said Dr. Sidney Hankerson.
Source:American University RadioMay 26, 2020
Dr. Mark Olfson's study found more groups in the U.S. are at risk for gun suicide, including people with lower incomes, with disabilities and the socially isolated.
Source:Military TimesMay 21, 2020
“During the actual crisis, suicides can go down. It’s in the aftermath that it gets worse,” said Dr. Barbara Stanley.
Source:New York Daily NewsApril 29, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman remembers his colleague Dr. Lorna Breen and highlights the need for mental health support for first responders and health care professionals.