In this Experts at Home conversation, Dr. Lisa Firestone talks with Dr. John Draper, the Project Director of the SAMHSA-funded National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They discuss mental health challenges during Covid-19 and the value of prioritizing mental health during times of crisis.
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About the Author
John Draper, Ph.D.
Dr. John Draper is an expert in crisis center practices, with over 25 years of experience in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Since 2004, he has served as the director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK) funded by SAMHSA. Dr. Draper is also the Executive VP of National Networks at the Mental Health Association of New York City, and administers other national crisis support networks, including the SAMHSA-funded Disaster Distress Helpline, technical and backup support for the VA's Veterans Crisis Line, and the NFL Life Line.
I’ve been taking meds for a long time and I even go to coun.v seling on a regular basis… it doesn’t mean that I don’t have bad days, I’m human yes. Nobody to blame but me myself and I? And… I say I know that I need to be even stronger! I’m sorry to everybody! Thanks! Too…