Mayo Clinic Talks Episode 226: Can We Prevent Suicide?
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Recorded March, 2021
* WARNING: This episode discusses suicide and suicidal ideation. *
In this episode, professor of psychiatry and international authority on suicide risk and challenges in suicide prevention, J. Michael Bostwick, M.D. from Mayo Clinic in Rochester joins us. He’ll discuss epidemiological-based research looking at the utilization patterns of medical care by individuals who have contemplated or committed suicide. Dr. Bostwick will describe the concept of suicide crisis including risk factors, current events/warning signs, and mental status/agitation. He’ll also explain self-agency, stigma of discussing mental illness, potential value-based societal approach to individuals in distress and despair, and potential solutions to the suicide prevention.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by thoughts of not wanting to live or you're having urges to attempt suicide, get help now.
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