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 risks. Now, with more than a year and a half of the pandemic behind us, we can take stock: Have suicide attempts really skyrocketed? And...
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...
Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm

Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm

With International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on the horizon, it’s important to recognize that suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm can be significant challenges for people dealing with eating disorders. For instance, people with an anorexia diagnosis...
For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment

For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment

For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment As we wind down September’s suicide prevention month, it’s a good time for those of us who treat eating disorders and other mental health conditions to evaluate our own suicide assessment skills and remind ourselves to be on the...