Month: September 2021

Suicide Risks and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Suicide Risks and the Coronavirus Pandemic

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, some media outlets and mental health experts warned of a coming wave of increased suicide risk. Now, with more than a year and a half of the pandemic behind us, we can take stock: Have suicide attempts really skyrocketed? And what can we do as clinicians to make sure that people who are experiencing thoughts of suicide get the help they need?

Suicide Prevention for Eating Disorder Sufferers

Suicide Prevention for Eating Disorder Sufferers

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which makes it an important time to discuss the link between eating disorders and suicide. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United...