In: suicide

Suicide Survivor Day
Suicide Survivor Day for Loved Ones
November 4, 2017

Suicide Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in…

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Where is the Outrage about Suicide?
October 7, 2016

Imagine a world where a silent epidemic was cutting short the lives of young, otherwise healthy people. Imagine that, that deaths…

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Kevin Briggs and the Golden Gate Bridge
March 5, 2016

I am away at the annual meeting of the Northern California Psychiatric Society this weekend and while taking a break from…

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Self Injury is the 8th Leading Cause of Death
September 20, 2015

An article just published online in the prestigious journal JAMA Psychiatry makes us drawn case that our fascination with trying to…

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CBT for Insomnia Reduces Suicidal Thoughts
February 25, 2015

CBT for insomnia (CBTi) is clearly preferable to taking sleeping medications for most people. Studies show that cognitive behavioral therapy is associated with…

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Kathy Leichter and Here One Day
February 23, 2015

We had the absolute pleasure of talking with director Kathy Leichter about her experience of making her movie, Here One Day….

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Suicide – But Not Death By Your Own Hand – Dr. Suzanne Black
November 19, 2014

Suicide: from the Latin “sui” – “of one s self,” “-cidium” – “a killing” – “suicidium.” “I cannot stand feeling this…

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Bipolar Suicide Film – Here One Day
October 31, 2014

I just attended the screening of a remarkable documentary at the Institute for Psychiatric Services meeting in San Francisco. The film…

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Suicide in Young Adults
October 4, 2014

Suicide in young adults and adolescents is one of the most troubling issues facing any of us dealing with depression. This…

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Golden Gate Barrier Debate Highlights Misconceptions about Depression
March 30, 2014

Several of the readers of this blog sent me a link to an article that appeared in The New York Times…

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The Irony of Suicide: Book and Other Resources
December 8, 2013

One of our favorite readers sent us a link to an article entitled “The Irony of Suicide” that recently appeared in…

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My Brain is Trying to Kill Me
July 19, 2013

Sometimes brains do terrible things. One of the worst of those things is the suicidal preoccupation that can, eventually, lead to…

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In Memoriam
November 1, 2012

In memoriam. He was brilliant, a creative artist and writer with a strong and clear voice. He was impulsive and he…

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