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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
An alarming development captured my attention last this week. In the wake of the...
COVID-19 and Suicide Risk:  Worst Fears Realized?
Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...
National Suicide Prevention Month 2020:  Reasons for Hope
As we reflect on events of the last year during this September Suicide Prevention...
First Touch:  Administrative Policy vs. Caring Concern, Empathy, Validation, and Truth
I believe there is often a unique moment, a window, of potential engagement that...
Jaspr:  Using Avatars in Emergency Departments with Suicidal Patients Brings New Hope
I was told about a fascinating study that was conducted at the University of...
Lives in the Balance:  Misinformation vs. the Clinical Research Data
One of the most frustrating things I face as the creator of an evidenced-based,...
Paths to Truth
In suicide prevention we can neither afford divisiveness nor extremism. No one has a...
CAMS-care and NeuroFlow Partnership:  Technology Meets Evidence-Based Suicide Assessment and Management
We’re proud to announce a new partnership between CAMS and NeuroFlow, a healthcare solution...
Fear of Suicidal Patients and Taking the Risk to Care
A recent AAS listserv exchange got me thinking about the abject fear that many...
Self Determination Theory and Doing CAMS
For those of you who use the CAMS framework with your suicidal patients, you...
War and Peace: No Harm Contracts vs. Stabilization Planning
Many years ago, I was in my counseling center office conducting an initial session...
When Patients Say They Have No Reasons for Living
In my clinical practice, I have encountered many suicidal patients who say they have...
The COVID – 19 Pandemic and Treating Suicidal Risk: The Telepsychotherapy Use of CAMS
We in the healthcare system need new and innovative ways to interact with our...
Obstacles to Suicide Prevention and Treatment Training
Suicide claims one person in the U.S. every 12 minutes, according to the CDC....
The COVID-19 Impact on Suicide Risk Research & Our Path Forward
Many of us have been riveted by the news reports of the global search...