What we can do to reduce suicide risks during the Pandemic [Opinion] By Thomas E. Ellis
“As if the medical, economic and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic weren’t already enough, another toll may follow like a black shadow: suicide. Chris Vognar (A10, April 2) wrote a courageous and inspiring message about managing suicidal thoughts related to his struggle with depression and loss. The ability of human beings to cope with adversity is truly remarkable; yet circumstance sometimes take adversity to unforeseen levels.”
Ellis, Psy.D., ABPP, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine and former Director of Psychology at The Menninger Clinic. He is author with Cory Newman of “Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy.”
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