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Core principles in treating suicidal patients by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression James Fowler does it again. He has just published another terrific and useful paper, "Core principles in treating suicidal patients." This makes a terrific companion piece ... Read on »
Rural Mental Health Symposium in Lewiston, ID by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I'll be speaking in Lewiston Idaho next week at the St. Joseph's Region Medical Center's annual Rural Mental Health Symposium. I know from IP addresses that we have reader ... Read on »
Is post-diagnosis suicide risk in cancer patients related to psychological or physical factors? by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I have been thinking and learning a lot about suicide risk in cancer patients because I am working with some colleagues in cancer control and prevention to identify and re ... Read on »
Affective and behavioral dysregulation are key in adolescent suicide attempts by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression In a 6-month follow-up study of 119 hospitalized adolescents, Yen and colleagues found that many traditional risk factors including psychiatric diagnoses and past attempts ... Read on »
Health Affairs: Dr. Ashley Clayton reflects on care she received as a teenager by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression If my recent post on Patient and Family Centered Responses to Suicide Risk  interested you–or if it didn't–I highly recommend an article by Dr. Ashley Clayton published th ... Read on »
Emotion Regulation Difficulties, Youth– Adult Relationships, and Suicide Attempts Among High... by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression My colleagues and I conducted a study examining associations between self-reported suicide attempts, emotion regulation difficulties, and trusted youth–adult relationships ... Read on »
NY Times article based on Nock study causing a stir by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The New York Times published an article this week that readers of this blog should be aware of. The article is titled, Study Questions Effectiveness of Therapy for Suicida ... Read on »
Suicidal High School Students’ Help-Seeking and Their Attitudes and Perceptions of Social... by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Clinicians, school personnel, parents and other adults share at least one thing in common: none​ of us can read minds. The only way we're going to know if an adolescent is ... Read on »
Suicidal High School Students’ Help-Seeking and Their Attitudes and Perceptions of Social... by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Clinicians, school personnel, parents and other adults share at least one thing in common: none of us can read minds. The only way we're going to know if an adolescent is ... Read on »
What matters to patients in an assessment interview by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Assessments are human encounters, a chance to demonstrate compassion and instill hope. A small qualitative study by colleagues in Manchester, England ​illustrates the impo ... Read on »
What matters to patients in an assessment interview by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Assessments are human encounters, a chance to demonstrate compassion and instill hope. A small qualitative study by colleagues in Manchester, England illustrates the impor ... Read on »
Study investigating an educational program for nurses to educate family caregivers by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Apropos of my post on needing more family-centered work , I came across this study out of Taiwan just published in Nurse Education Today:  A suicide education programme fo ... Read on »
Patient and Family-Centered Responses to Suicide Risk by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Over the past few years, many mental health care systems have adopted useful strategies and technologies to reduce risk across their systems. In my consultations with heal ... Read on »
Longitudinal analysis of SAD PERSONS scale by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression As readers here know, I’m  not a fan  of using SAD PERSONS as a “scale.” Some clever colleagues in Manitoba, Canada studied over 4,000 consecutive emergency department ref ... Read on »
Pragmatic guidelines for imperfect assessments by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I love the title of J. Christopher Fowler’s article that was published in the current issue (vol 49, issue 1) of Psychotherapy, “Suicide Risk Assessment in Clinical Practi ... Read on »
Pragmatic guidelines for imperfect assessments by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I love the title of J. Christopher Fowler's article that was published in the current issue (vol 49, issue 1) of Psychotherapy, "Suicide Risk Assessment in Clinical Practi ... Read on »
Thorough and practical article about means-restriction counseling (finally!) by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I am a huge fan of Craig Bryan . He, Sharon Stone, and David Rudd (another person whose work I really admire) have just published an article titled, “ A Practical, Evidenc ... Read on »
Thorough and practical article about means-restriction counseling (finally!) by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I am a huge fan of Craig Bryan . He, Sharon Stone, and David Rudd (another person whose work I really admire) have just published an article titled, " A Practical, Evidence- ... Read on »
Interesting qualitative study about military mental health professionals on deployment by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A group of US and UK colleagues have published an interesting qualitative study about the challenges and resiliency of military mental health professionals (MMHPs). They h ... Read on »
Interesting qualitative study about military mental health professionals on deployment by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A group of US and UK colleagues have published an interesting qualitative study about the challenges and resiliency of military mental health professionals (MMHPs). They had ... Read on »