Melissa Gerson

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...

Maudsley Parents Hear from Experts

Maudsley Parents Hear from Experts

In today’s third blog in our series on Family-Based Treatment, we have decided not to “reinvent the wheel". Instead, we’d like to guide our readers to an incredible resource for families of children or teens with eating disorders: maudsleyparents.org. Below we share...

Family-Based Treatment Myths

Family-Based Treatment Myths

In our series focused on Family-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents, we started with a comprehensive description of the treatment model, highlighting the stages of treatment, the role of parents, and the approach to feeding. In this blog, we’d like to address...