24 September 2014

The Psychology of Suicide

For the week of September 28th, 2014

Comedian Robin Williams’ recent suicide is igniting renewed efforts to educate the public on mental health issues and suicide prevention. But for many Americans, mental disorders and suicide still carry a strong stigma. On this week’s Access Minnesota, certified suicide interventionist Dr. Susanne Gabrielsen joins us to discuss the causes and warning signs of suicide and what concerned friends and family members can do when someone close to them expresses suicidal thoughts

  • Guest: Susanne Gabrielsen, Ph.D., certified suicide intervention advocate, victim advocate at the University of Minnesota’s Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education
  • Issues: History and cultural attitudes towards suicide; Myths about suicide; Factors and warning signs; Why men take their lives more often than women; How to help someone struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Part 1

    Part 1

  • Part 2

    Part 2