January 19th 2023
The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law hosted its first in-person meeting in October 2022. Check out these highlights.
December 19th 2022
“The mere legalization of MAID creates a serious and discriminatory danger…”
December 8th 2022
Screening for the symptom of worthlessness could save your adolescent patient’s life…
An argument against “slippery slope” for medical aid in dying.
December 6th 2022
An argument against medical aid in dying.
Assessing 2022: What’s the Prognosis in Psychiatry?
From the Pages of Psychiatric Times: October 2022
The experts weighed in on a wide variety of psychiatric issues for the October 2022 issue of Psychiatric Times.
Lithium and Suicide Prevention: More Thoughts on Recent VA Study
"Despite this new study and the need for further research, the best recommendation at this time regarding lithium in patients with bipolar disorder who are suicidal would be to consider it a worthwhile option."
New Poll Data Shows US Adults Believe Suicide Can be Prevented
A new poll sought to understand the public’s beliefs about mental health and suicide prevention. Here are the results.
Safety Planning: An Essential Feature of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Suicide Prevention
What is a safety plan, and how can clinicians use it to help patients with suicidal behavior?
Reading First-Hand Stories May Help Reduce Suicidal Thoughts
Reading 1 story a day might help those living with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
The Week in Review: September 12-16
From ketamine response to differences between mTBI and concussion, here are highlights from the week in Psychiatric Times.
My Patient Overdosed and Now I Feel Guilty…
First Responders and Mental Health: When Heroes Need Rescuing
As Suicide Prevention Month continues, we take a look at the mental health of a group constantly caring for others: first responders.
Resources for Suicide Prevention
September 4 to 10 is National Suicide Prevention Week, and September is National Suicide Prevention Month.
The Role of Alcohol and Substances in Suicide
Suicide Prevention Week is September 4-10. Are you ready?
New 988 Suicide Hotline: Thoughts From the Editor in Chief
What does the Psychiatric Times Editor in Chief think about 988?
New 988 Suicide Hotline: Hope or Hype?
The new suicide hotline is launching July 16. Are we ready for it?
Mental Health App Collaborates With the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention collaborates with Most Days, a mental health app, to provide suicide prevention expertise and content. Learn more about the partnership here.
On Thin Ice: Competitive Sports & Youth Mental Health
What will society do to children in order to make them win? What should be sacrificed in the name of competition? How much pressure is too much? And how do we pick up the pieces when young athletes are pushed too far?
Shattered Self: Schizophrenia Suffering, Beyond Logic and Reason
How can looking at the suffering of patients with schizophrenia through a psychodynamic lens help clinicians develop effective interventions and treatment plans?
Poll: What Are Your Thoughts on 988?
The new 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hopes to save lives, and we want to know your thoughts on it.
Challenges with mHealth Apps for Depression and Suicide Prevention
Learn what potential challenges come with mHealth apps and how to overcome them to best fit patient needs.
The Blueprint: Strategizing and Partnering to End Youth Suicide
The Chief Medical Officer for the AFSP sat down with Psychiatric Times to talk about the new Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention.
Treating Depression and Preventing Suicide: The Impact of mHealth Apps
How can these mHealth apps help in the treatment of depression?
Psychiatry for Primary Care: Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention (Part 3)
In the absence of definitive data, how can primary care providers help prevent suicide and provide compassionate care that promotes quality of life in their patients?
Psychiatry for Primary Care: A Behavioral Medicine Update (Part 1)
Primary care providers are increasingly seeing patients who are struggling with mental illness—how can they effectively assist these patients?
Researchers Address Youth Suicide Prevention in Virtual Panel
Panelists presented 2 studies comparing evidence-based strategies for improved patient outcomes.
Grief After Suicide
An adolescent psychiatric RN shares “Heavy Damage,” a poem about managing grief after losing a loved one to suicide.
Suicide in Older Adults: Advances and the Role of Technology in Treatment
Recent updates in suicide prevention interventions for older adults and how a novel tablet application may provide relief to individuals at high risk of suicide.
Study Examines Suicide Attempts and Use of Mental Health Services
Research data have implications for prevention programs.
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr in 2022
May his words and ideals continue to inspire...
Physician-Assisted Suicide: An Egregious Boundary Violation
If a patient gives consent to be killed, is a physician ethically justified in acceding to the request?
The Unutterable Rage
Poetry approaches the visceral experience of intense emotion better than prose or medical reports.
Breaking the Trend: New CDC Data on Suicide
The Chief Medical Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sat down to talk with Psychiatric Times about the new data on suicide deaths between 2019 and 2020.
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