Suicide Related Content

Video: Suicide Assessment Workshop 2021 – Welcome Remarks

Suicide Assessment Workshop Co-Directors Douglas G. Jacobs, MD, and Alan F. Schatzberg, MD, introduce the themes of the sessions. Scott L. Rauch, MD, offers welcome remarks to attendees. In his opening remarks, Scott L. Rauch, MD, president and psychiatrist in chief of McLean Hospital, refers to...

Video: Science and Trends in Suicide Prevention

Presented by Christine Moutier, MD, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention In this talk, Moutier highlights changing attitudes about mental health and the reasons behind this shift. She discusses advances in mental health policy at the state and federal level and describes how we need even more...

Video: Overview of Suicide-Focused Assessment

Presented by Douglas G. Jacobs, MD, McLean Hospital How can clinicians effectively assess for suicide and what does an effective assessment entail? In this talk, Jacobs describes the components of the SAFE-T suicide protocol he developed. Jacobs outlines why he believes it’s important to emphasize...

Video: Suicide – Basic Facts

Presented by Ross J. Baldessarini, MD, McLean Hospital In this talk, Baldessarini points out that while suicide rates have declined in much of the world in the past two decades, they have risen in the United States. Although no clear conclusions have been made, he says, the reasons for the increase...

Video: Suicide and Special Populations

Presented by Tami Benton, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia The rates of suicide and suicide attempts are much higher among minoritized youth than previously recognized. In this lecture, Benton outlines the most recent data and trends for this population, shares information on specific risk...

Video: Safety Planning – A Critical Intervention To Mitigate Suicide Risk

Presented by Barbara Stanley, PhD, New York State Psychiatric Institute In this talk, Stanley explains that while chronic suicide risk is addressed by treating underlying disorders, acute risk is addressed through the safety plan. A safety plan helps get people through their most intense periods of...

Video: Suicide Assessment Workshop – Q & A Session 1

Speakers from the following sessions at the Suicide Assessment Workshop, presented on October 20, 2021, answer audience questions in response to their expert presentations: Suicide Prevention Overview: Science and Trends Overview of Suicide-Focused Assessment Suicide: Basic Facts Suicide and Special...

Video: Assessment and Prevention of Suicide in Older Adults

Presented by Yeates Conwell, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center In this talk, Conwell outlines special aspects of suicide in older adults, and the issues that make suicide in this population challenging to address. He provides a framework that conceptualizes the topic and suggests treatment...

Video: Innovations in Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Suicide Risk

Presented by David Jobes, PhD, Catholic University of America In this talk, Jobes outlines the most effective suicide assessments available, while highlighting the most recent innovations in the field. He reviews the importance of safety plans, and covers effective treatments, including the...

Video: Clinical Use of Ketamine in Suicide Prevention

Presented by Alan F. Schatzberg, MD, Stanford School of Medicine Since acute prevention of suicide in people with mood disorders remains a major unsolved issue, ketamine has received much attention as an antidepressant treatment. In this talk, Schatzberg reviews the data on ketamine, and discusses...

Video: Suicide Assessment Workshop – Q & A Session 2

Experts answer audience questions about sessions at the Suicide Assessment Workshop, presented October 20, 2021. The following presentations are discussed: Assessment and Prevention of Suicide in Older Adults Behavioral Health Care Crisis Care: The Role of 988 and Suicide Crisis Centers Innovations...

Suicide: Know the Signs and What To Do

Suicide is among the leading causes of death in the United States and it is actively becoming more common among particular groups. Because of this, it is important to have a discussion about why people take their lives and how to prevent suicide. There is a dire need for education around suicidal...