With suicide rates on the increase locally and around the world, Naomi Rather, LMHC and Deborah Curtis, LICSW both certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapists and founders of Seacoast-eft.com, seek the expertise of Brattleboro Retreat's Chief Clinical Officer Kirk Woodring to help understand this tragic phenomenon. In this episode of The Couch, the discussion identifies connection is a protective factor against suicide.
“SUICIDE.” I intentionally write it in capital letters, and place it in quotes, because so many of us find the word extremely difficult to see and to say. And yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified suicide as an epidemic in the U.S., with rates having reached a 30-year peak since they began to climb in 1999.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a tragic new report showing suicide rates in the U.S. have risen to a 30-year high. While the rise was particularly sharp among women, the report also outlined increases in rates of suicide among nearly all races and age groups.
News of the death by suicide of Walter Cronkite's grandson, Peter, age 22, is another painful public reminder of the lethal potential of untreated mental illness. Cronkite took his own life over the weekend of April 25 in his dorm room at Colby College in Maine. He was just weeks away from graduation and was set to receive an award for excellence in his classics major.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. In this episode, host Gay Maxwell asks Kirk Woodring, LICSW, to address frequently asked questions about suicidality and suicide such as: If I ask my loved one about suicidal thoughts, will I somehow make it happen? What kind of treatment is out there for people experiencing suicidal thoughts?