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Risk Factors of Suicide: Don't Miss These Warning Signs

Summary: In the U.S. alone, there is a suicide every 13 minutes.
Air Date: 7/1/15
Duration: 10
Host: Mike Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Adele Ryan McDowell, PhD
Adele McDowell Adele Ryan McDowell, PhD, is author of Making Peace with Suicide: A Book of Hope, Understanding, and Comfort. Dr. McDowell is a practicing psychotherapist and former crisis hot-line responder with more than 30 years experience helping clients find hope and balance in the face of crisis, trauma, and grief.

Making Peace with Suicide (White Flowers Press, 2014) speaks to those who have lost a loved one to suicide, those considering suicide, and those who work with or counsel the bereaved and suicidal.
  • Book Title: Making Peace with Suicide: A Book of Hope, Understanding, and Comfort
Risk Factors of Suicide: Don't Miss These Warning Signs
Depression causes symptoms of consistent sadness, helplessness, loss of motivation, loss of interest, change in sleep patterns and change in eating habits.

Signs of suicide risk include changes in mood and/or behavior and discussing or joking about suicide.

According to the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, more than 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year, and in the U.S. alone there is a suicide every 13 minutes.

How can you spot the risk factors of suicide?

Adele Ryan McDowell, PhD, joins Dr. Mike to discuss the global epidemic of suicide, as well as how you can spot the risk factors.

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