Video: Mental Health Experts Discuss Suicide Prevention Strategies
“If you’re looking to prevent suicide, you don’t start with somebody who already has suicidal ideation,” says Paul Gionfriddo, mental health advocate and past president and CEO of Mental Health America.
In this video, Gionfriddo, along with Lundbeck’s Dr. Doug Williamson, a psychiatrist and our global deputy chief medical officer, and Susan Weinstein, co-executive director for Families for Depression Awareness, discuss how early interventions may help reduce deaths by suicide.
“You can do a lot to change the circumstances that lead to suicidal behavior,” Dr. Williamson says. “One of those things is the availability of mental healthcare services. And the second is to reduce the stigma, and the third thing is the availability of effectiveness treatments for mental illness.”
See more in the video below.