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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.
- September 4, 2019
Dr. Blake Zakarin discusses the relationship between sleep, mental health, and suicide in adolescents and steps we can all take to improve the quality of our sleep.
Source:MedscapeAugust 26, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman and Dr Christine Moutier, medical director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, discuss suicide risk and prevention.
Source:SCIENCE MAGAZINEAugust 22, 2019
"You're not going to solve a lifetime of problems on a phone call," Dr. Madelyn Gould says. A next step is harnessing that call to chart a path to long-term care.
Source:scienceAugust 21, 2019
"It's not a fact-finding mission, like we're kind of blindly throwing a spear," Dr. Randy Auerbach says. Instead, MAPS relies on established theories and data on suicidal behavior.
Source:Bloomberg NewsFebruary 5, 2019
“Most people inhibit suicide. They find a reason not to do it,” Dr. Mark Underwood says.
- December 14, 2017
Ketamine was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).
- April 3, 2017
New findings suggest that American adults who survive deliberate self-harm are at increased risk of suicide in the first year after such an event.