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The NEED for Competence and Confidence
I recently recorded a two-hour workshop on Zoom for a virtual presentation at the...
2020: A Year of COVID-19 Pandemic Spread and Online Suicide Prevention
Around the world 2020 has been an extraordinarily challenging year during which lives lost...
On the Merits of Suicide Risk Assessment
In recent years it has become somewhat fashionable for people in the field of...
Generativity
I recently wrapped up a memorable series of trainings. Co-sponsored by the National Register...
Hope
Hope is such a simple word. Yet for suicidal people in the depths of...
Considering Suicidal Ideation—Again!
In recent years I have spoken, published, and blogged about the relative importance of...
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...
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...
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...