Is it raining on the suicide prevention parade to point out that promising interventions are not effective?
Why we should try to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible when getting excited about ambitious programs to prevent suicide.
Investigating exaggerated claims in the media about an article on mental health and suicidal thoughts and airline pilots I discovered the source of the distortions were the original article.
Without adequate inpatient beds or intensive supportive mental health services in the community, increasingly jails and prisons have become the new asylum .
The inevitable wastefulness of suicide prevention programs – The innocent and the cynical make emotional appeals for suicide prevention programs. Open-minded citizen-scientists ask for simple numbers to do some calculations. Obtaining these numbers, they come to inevitable conclusions. This blog post shows you how to analyze emotional appeals for suicide prevention programs, whether they are […]
My introduction to a guest post by D.J. Jaffe DJ Jaffe is Executive Director, Mental Illness Policy Organization and his op-eds appear in the New York Times, Washington Post, Sacramento Bee, New York Daily News, New York Post, San Diego Union Tribune, Albany Times Union and numerous other publications. Read more about him here. You […]