Video of the Week: Dealing With Suicide

For psychiatrists, dealing with suicide comes with the job. 

The nature of our work is such that we do look after people with serious mental illnesses.  It’s known that somewhere between 85% to 95% of people who die by suicide have been living with some type of psychiatric illness, whether it’s been treated or not.

— Dr. Michael F. Myers

While at the annual meeting of the American Society of Suicidology, reporter Damian McNamara talked with Dr. Michael Myers (SUNY-Downstate Medical Center) about how psychiatrists can cope with the suicide of a patient or colleague.  His first piece of advice: Don’t isolate.

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