Nationwide, the emergency department has become the default crisis service provider for mental health crises. A new study reveals that there's an increased risk of suicide afterward.
Barbara Stanley, Ph.D., a professor at Columbia University and director of the suicide prevention training program at New York State Psychiatric Institute, says Safety Planning Intervention only takes about 45 minutes and has the potential to save someone’s life.
Singer Keith England had just finished his Sunday evening gig at the Standing Room in Hermosa Beach, California. It was about 9:30 p.m. when he began heading down Pier Ave. and crossed paths with a young man who asked him for help.
Kristine FireThunder has developed youth leadership programs where guest speakers who’ve grown up on a reservation share their stories, expressing how they overcame challenges faced by today’s youth. She says what’s essential is that children and teens hear from people who experienced the same history and forms of trauma and
Psychologist Martin Steendam was sitting in his office in Friesland, the Netherlands, when he had to make a difficult decision: should he treat the 16-year-old in mental health crisis sitting in front of him?