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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 »
Helping at-risk patients who rarely show up by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From early on in my quest to understand the unique challenges mental health professionals face in working with patients at risk for suicide, I’ve wondered aloud about the ... Read on »
Helping at-risk patients who rarely show up by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From early on in my quest to understand the unique challenges mental health professionals face in working with patients at risk for suicide, I've wondered aloud about the th ... Read on »
Preparing my presentation for AAS 2010 by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I’m preparing my presentation for the April 2010  American Association of Suicidology annual conference , which will be held in Orlando, Florida.   My presentation is titl ... Read on »
Preparing my presentation for AAS 2010 by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I'm preparing my presentation for the April 2010  American Association of Suicidology annual conference , which will be held in Orlando, Florida.   My presentation is titled ... Read on »
New on the Web: Suicide Prevention News and Comment by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Franklin Cook has started a suicide prevention news blog that looks very promising.   Suicide Prevention News and Comment (SPNAC) is still young– less than a month old–but ... Read on »
New on the Web: Suicide Prevention News and Comment by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Franklin Cook has started a suicide prevention news blog that looks very promising.   Suicide Prevention News and Comment (SPNAC) is still young-- less than a month old--but ... Read on »
Speaking of nomenclature…what about “protective factors”? by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Speaking of nomenclature, I’m increasingly growing mistrustful of the term “protective factors.”   It sounds very “evidence-based” to refer to “risk and protective facto ... Read on »
Speaking of nomenclature...what about "protective factors"? by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Speaking of nomenclature , I'm increasingly growing mistrustful of the term "protective factors."   It sounds very "evidence-based" to refer to "risk and protective factor ... Read on »
A better term for “high risk”? by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression At a recent workshop I presented, a senior colleague commented that our clinical vernacular needs a more apt phrase than “high risk” to describe individuals whose clinical ... Read on »
Clinical reflections on Army’s approach in interactive suicide prevention video by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A colleague pointed me to a Washington Post articl e describing an interactive suicide prevention video the Army has produced and will make mandatory for all soldiers.   I ... Read on »
A better term for "high risk"? by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression At a recent workshop I presented, a senior colleague commented that our clinical vernacular needs a more apt phrase than "high risk" to describe individuals whose clinical a ... Read on »
Description of Golden Gate Bridge Barrier by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression My last two posts focused on means restriction–the aim of preventing suicide by reducing a person’s access to a quick and lethal suicide method.    The Golden Gate Bridge ... Read on »
Resource re: means restriction in practice by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I’ve had a nice response to the brief commentary I posted in conjunction with a link to the NY Times article about means restriction.  In light of that, I thought I’d po ... Read on »
Means restriction and impulsivity in fantastic NY Times piece by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I have mentioned quite a few NY Times articles in this blog because I think they cover suicide really well.   Last month they published a piece in the NY Times Magazine th ... Read on »
“Trusting” a person at risk who agrees to transport self by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A colleague  forwarded me the following excellent question posted to a listserv: One question that has been raised is how to handle an individual who reports willin ... Read on »
Teaching and learning at New York State psychiatric facilities by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I’ve returned from a fascinating series of trips to two New York State psychiatric facilities ( St. Lawrence Psychiatric and Pilgrim Psychiatric ), as part of a project ... Read on »
Possible contagion effect in Nantucket by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The small island of Nantucket, MA has seen 3 teen suicides in a short period of time, according to the New York Times.  Very sad.   Statistically, three suicides in a hi ... Read on »
Caine quoted in N.Y. Times Article on Midlife Suicide by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Eric Caine, the chair of our Psychiatry department and co-director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, was quoted in a N.Y. Times article last week ch ... Read on »
NY Times: Making Sense of the Great Suicide Debate by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression N.Y. Times has done it again.  A nice article taking a step back from the current flurry of news and discovery about the relationship between anti-depressants and suicid ... Read on »