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“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.
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.
Columbia Psychiatry researchers have been working on solutions to remedy increased anxiety, depression, and even suicide as a direct result of the economic downturn.
Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber worries that the pandemic will create a confluence of risk factors for suicide.
- December 17, 2019
Opioid-related suicides account for only 4% of opioid-related deaths, far below previous estimates of 20% to 30%, a new study from Columbia University has found.
Source:Wall Street JournalDecember 2, 2019
Dr. Katherine Shear has developed a 16-session treatment for complicated grief that focuses on helping the person accept the loss and find possibilities for pleasure.
- November 8, 2019
Dr. J. John Mann of Columbia University breaks down some of the key takeaways of this paper regarding the relationship between 922 prescription drugs and 43,978 suicidal events.
Source:TIMEOctober 24, 2019
“We have typically worked on the development or implementation of more complex treatments for suicidal people,” says Dr. Barbara Stanley.
- September 20, 2019
Drs. Alex Canetti and Ali Mattu discuss the relationship between anxiety and risk for suicide.
Source:NPRSeptember 13, 2019
Dr. Madelyn Gould hopes that the new hotline will encourage more people to call before they start feeling suicidal.
Source:MedscapeSeptember 12, 2019
"We've known that there's a strong association between gender minority stress and poor health outcomes," Dr. William Byne said. "This just makes it a little bit more concrete."
Source:MASHABLESeptember 10, 2019
Dr. Randy Auerbach says that part of the problem is providing seamless access to care for teens, particularly those at high risk for suicide.
- September 10, 2019
Dr. Katherine Elkington, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University, discusses the complex connection between suicide and substance use in adolescents.