suicide prevention

VIDEO: Dr. Allan Schore on the Psycho-Biological Nature of Suicidality

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Allan Schore. Dr. Allan Schore explains the psycho-biological nature of suicidality.  Dr. Allan Schore: Now in cases whereby you have early severe attachment problems, such as neglect and abuse, again, this will alter the trajectory of the right (brain) over time.  And it will affect some of the… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Allan Schore on the Roots of Suicide and Early Attachment

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Allan Schore. Dr. Allan Schore talks about the roots of suicide and the effect of early attachment on brain development.  Dr. Allan Schore:  As you’re well aware, the observations of the early lives of people who go on to make suicide attempts has been studied for some… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Allan Schore on the Paradigm Shift in Addressing Suicide

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Allan Schore. Dr. Allan Schore describes the current paradigm shift in addressing suicide.  Dr. Allan Shore: We are in the midst of a paradigm shift. I mean things are really shifting and changing here, and the interactions now between science on the one hand and clinical practice, are… Read more »

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Preventing Suicide: Effective Treatments

I’ve been in the field of suicide prevention for almost 30 years. When I started out as a psychologist, there were no empirically valid treatments for suicidal people, in part, because many studies of mental health disorders actually excluded suicidal subjects. In addition, the treatments for suicidality often targeted the conditions believed to be underlying… Read more »

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How You Can Help Prevent a Suicide

With better education and awareness about suicide prevention, lives can be saved. September’s National Suicide Prevention Month sheds light on a subject all too often avoided in our society. Suicide affects millions of people each year. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control…. Read more »

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Angels Beside Me

Every day I wake up is a beautiful day…These were my thoughts this very morning. These are the same thoughts I always have as I wake up every day. I am now and will be forever aware of what a true blessing life really is. This is how I feel as I recall knocking at death’s door 12 years… Read more »

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Suicide Articles

Following is a list of suicide articles from experts in the field of psychology and suicidology. The full length articles can be found at the links below. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Suicide Prevention Advice Articles: Suicide Prevention Advice How You… Read more »

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Suicide Prevention Advice

Suicide is such a disturbing subject that discussing it is often viewed as being socially unacceptable. However, when the subject is opened up, it is surprising how many people reveal that their lives have been directly touched by suicide. Suicide is upsetting and confusing. How can someone be so turned against themselves that they would… Read more »

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What is Killing Our Soldiers?

The Time Magazine cover story, “One a Day” recently alerted us to the heartbreaking high-rates of suicide among our military. In June, The Associated Press reported that “the 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of the year far outdistance the U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan – about 50 percent… Read more »

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