National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 10-16, and the American Psychological Association has several experts and resources available to reporters working on stories related to suicide prevention.
Teen Suicide is Preventable discusses possible warning signs among suicidal teens and offers resources for parents, teachers and teens.
Talking to kids when they need help gives tips to parents and others who care for kids and teens who are having difficulties.
Suicide warning signs teaches people how to recognize the dangerous signals of suicide.
Suicide Among Asian Americans discusses the prevalence of suicide among Asian Americans and also discusses many of the mental health myths associated with this population.
Nadine Kaslow, PhD
Phone: (404) 616-4757
Expertise: Kaslow is a former APA president and a professor and chief psychologist at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a researcher and clinician who can talk extensively about the assessment and treatment of people who are depressed and suicidal. She has experience with the media, both broadcast and print.
Richard Shadick, PhD
Phone: (212) 477-3360
Expertise: Shadick frequently presents at conferences on issues related to suicide, trauma and bereavement. He also consults to high schools and colleges on suicide prevention and has published articles on suicide and substance use, particularly prescription drug abuse. He has a private practice in midtown Manhattan where he works with teens, adults and couples.
Joel Dvoskin, PhD
Work phone: (520) 577-3051
Cell phone: (520) 906-0366
Expertise: Dvoskin specializes in assessing and managing the risk of suicide and violence. He is a clinical psychologist and a public policy expert in mental health and criminal justice.
Joseph Gone, PhD
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Expertise: Gone is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan and he can talk about suicide risk in Native Americans as well as the benefits of traditional healing practices in urban Native American communities.
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