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Jumping in the Hole

Jumping in the Hole

I suffered for years with constant thoughts of ending my life, eventually coming to find comfort...

Big Ideas for Advancing Suicide Prevention

Big Ideas for Advancing Suicide Prevention

The recent end of the Spring 2023 semester marked my 40th year of working in the...

A Voice of Autistic Adulthood: Suicide & Other Challenges Amongst Autistic Adults

A Voice of Autistic Adulthood: Suicide & Other Challenges Amongst...

Think of the word: autism. What image comes to mind? How would you describe an autistic...

10 Tips for Using CAMS with Adherence

10 Tips for Using CAMS with Adherence

For a proven intervention to be effective in the field, clinicians must use the intervention with...

The Stepped Care Model in Clinical Suicide Prevention

The Stepped Care Model in Clinical Suicide Prevention

This article describes several applications and uses of CAMS at all service levels and highlights CAMS-related...

988 and the State of Suicide Treatment in the US

988 and the State of Suicide Treatment in the US

On July 16, 2022, the United States took an enormous step forward in crisis care and...

CAMS-4Teens®

CAMS-4Teens®

Upon reflection, probably the single biggest request that we hear from providers in the field is...

Cultivating Perspectives | Managing Suicidal Risk, 3rd Edition

Cultivating Perspectives | Managing Suicidal Risk, 3rd Edition

One of my favorites that is central to successful psychotherapy is the “cultivation of perspective.” In...

How NeuroFlow is Combining Technology and Treatment to Prevent Suicide

How NeuroFlow is Combining Technology and Treatment to Prevent Suicide

NeuroFlow and CAMS-care partner to offer an evidence based therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment...

Clinician-Survivors: The Peril and Promise of Risking to Care

Clinician-Survivors: The Peril and Promise of Risking to Care

As a clinician and suicide treatment researcher, I have contemplated for decades the prospect of losing...

Suicide Risk: Effective Clinical Assessment, Management, & Treatment

Suicide Risk: Effective Clinical Assessment, Management, & Treatment

Misunderstandings are common when dealing with suicide risk in clinical settings. Visit to gain some clarification...

CAMS Meta-Analysis: Intervention for Suicidal Ideation

CAMS Meta-Analysis: Intervention for Suicidal Ideation

I am delighted to blog about a brand-new meta-analysis of nine clinical trials showing robust support...

Lethal Means Safety and CAMS

Lethal Means Safety and CAMS

It is interesting how ideas and constructs within suicide prevention that have been around for many...

The NEED for Competence and Confidence

The NEED for Competence and Confidence

I recently recorded a two-hour workshop on Zoom for a virtual presentation at the Psychotherapy Networker...

Hope

Hope

Hope is such a simple word. Yet for suicidal people in the depths of despair, hope...

Considering Suicidal Ideation—Again!

Considering Suicidal Ideation—Again!

In recent years I have spoken, published, and blogged about the relative importance of suicidal ideation...

First Touch:  Administrative Policy vs. Caring Concern, Empathy, Validation, and Truth

First Touch: Administrative Policy vs. Caring Concern, Empathy, Validation, and...

I believe there is often a unique moment, a window, of potential engagement that is squandered...

Jaspr:  Using Avatars in Emergency Departments with Suicidal Patients Brings New Hope

Jaspr: Using Avatars in Emergency Departments with Suicidal Patients Brings...

I was told about a fascinating study that was conducted at the University of Boston using...

Fear of Suicidal Patients and Taking the Risk to Care

Fear of Suicidal Patients and Taking the Risk to Care

A recent AAS listserv exchange got me thinking about the abject fear that many mental health...

Obstacles to Suicide Prevention and Treatment Training

Obstacles to Suicide Prevention and Treatment Training

Suicide claims one person in the U.S. every 12 minutes, according to the CDC. That’s 123...

Self-Determination Theory (SDT) and the CAMS Framework® of Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention

Self-Determination Theory (SDT) and the CAMS Framework® of Evidence-Based Suicide...

For those of you who use the CAMS framework with your suicidal patients, you know that...