Portrait of elderly man lost in thought

When Will We Face the Facts about Suicide in Older Men?

By Amy Fiske, PhD (Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University) Missing the Group Most at Risk This is National Suicide Prevention Week. Much will be said and written this week about suicide and how to prevent it. Most of it will not even mention the group at greatest risk of suicide: older men. […]

When Our Sisters Are Hurting…

By Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center) Karyn Washington’s unfortunate and untimely passing offers an opportunity for us to reflect on African American women, depression and suicide. In early April 2014, Ms. Karyn Washington took her life after what appears to be a long standing battle with depression. This […]

Depressed teenage boy

7 Essential Steps Parents Can Take to Prevent Teen Suicide

In this blog post, APA President-elect Nadine Kaslow and her colleagues offer parents advice on how to prevent teen suicide. By Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, Polina Kitsis, Mili Anne Thomas, MA, and Dorian A. Lamis, PhD Parents Can Make a Difference Every day, about 12 youth die by suicide. For every adolescent death by suicide you hear about, […]

Depressed youth

What Everybody Ought to Know About Suicide

By Lauren Fasig, JD, PhD (Director, APA Children, Youth, and Families Office) Suicide touches everyone. Adults, teens, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, popular people, loners, geeks, jocks, scientists, artists, plumbers, doctors, farmworkers, soldiers, lawyers, teachers, minsters, police officers, dishwashers…everyone. Did you know suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in young people between the ages […]