Some insight from this expert psychologist about reports and research founded to help diagnose suicide in some patients. What a wonderful gift this is and I’m sure it will be of a great resource to many distinguished therapists & clinicians to prevent suicide and save lives, thanks so much for sharing. It happens that I have close connections with many survivors of traumatic abuse who have suicidal thoughts and it is vital for someone to help them before it is too late. It can be so easy to get swept away in the distress of healing and moving past what has happened, this is indeed a bright light to help protect those who are in this falling point, ty!!

Dr Nicholas Jenner

A few days ago, I was passed a rather controversial article written by an American psychologist in the wake of the Tony Scott suicide stating that “he hates suicide but understands it in the case of terminal illnesses” and “even highly trained psychologists have trouble defining a suicidal patient”. As a psychologist, I know this is something that you must keep a very close eye on, looking for those tell-tale words and signs that can point you towards diagnosis. However, the very nature of the relationship between therapist and client sometimes hinders this in the fact that if someone is determined to end their life, they are unlikely to tell someone who can take steps to stop it. This places a huge responsibility on the shoulders of psychologists who more often that not do not or cannot pick up the signs. However, new research (highlighted below) would seem to suggest…

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