This feature by Vibh Forsythe Cox, PhD is part 2 of 2 in a series on World Mental Health Day, focusing on the goal of suicide prevention. In part 1 (read it here), Vibh talked about a needed shift in our approach to treating clients and the idea of solving the problem of a life that doesn’t feel worth living. This part 2 goes further into the topics of increasing access to effective treatment and empowering the community.
World Mental Health Day, which took place on October 10 was created with the goal of raising awareness, encouraging education, and promoting advocacy against stigma (Learn more here). The focus for 2019 was suicide prevention. As someone who provides treatment and training which in large part is aimed at reducing suicide and self-harm, I felt moved to participate in this conversation.Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Suicide Prevention (Part 2)