Suicide, Psychiatry, and Politics

February 17, 2021
H. Steven Moffic, MD

A time that should be full of happy events has turned sour.

Psychiatry & Society

H. Steven Moffic talks about the alarming suicide rates, specifically that of police officers. While police need to be held accountable for potential racism and bias, they also are in need of mental health support, as are many at this time.

Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of being a Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He has recently been leading Tikkun Olam advocacy movements on climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric TimesTM.