Blog 2017-09-05T09:56:30+00:00

89 Tips for Helping a Suicidal Person (For Professionals)

By | October 8th, 2017|

Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals provides a practical toolbox that mental health professionals can start using immediately with clients thinking of suicide. Many books focus only on suicide risk assessment or on a single therapeutic framework. In [...]

SpeakingOfSuicide.com: A Resource for Professionals, & More

By | October 8th, 2017|

SpeakingOfSuicide.com is a website for anyone touched in any way by suicide - people who think of suicide, people who have attempted suicide, people who have lost someone to suicide, and the professionals who help all of the above. Although [...]

“Effectively Saving Lives”: A Free Webinar on Sept. 13 by the National Lifeline Director

By | September 8th, 2017|

Many activities are planned during Suicide Prevention Week, which follows Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10). One is a webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 13, by John Draper, who has directed the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK) since [...]

An Important Question for the Suicidal Person: “What Stops You?”

By | September 4th, 2017|

Over at my site SpeakingOfSuicide.com, I discuss a question to ask your suicidal clients: What stops you? I also discuss why some people are reluctant to ask this question, and why it is so important to ask, regardless. Check it [...]

Maintain Hope for Your Suicidal Clients, Even (& Especially) If Things Seem Hopeless

By | September 4th, 2017|

If ever you feel hopeless about a suicidal client, remember that as long as the person is alive, there is hope for change – even when it seems otherwise. In my book Helping the Suicidal Person, I talk a lot [...]

HelpingTheSuicidalPerson.com: What, Why, & Welcome!

By | September 3rd, 2017|

  Too many mental health professionals have too little education in suicide assessment and intervention. I discuss this lamentable state on my other website, in a post titled “Woefully Inadequate”: Suicide Prevention Training in Graduate Schools. Yet even [...]