Suicide Prevention Awareness
Suicide is one of the biggest preventable public health crises of our time. Identifying an individual who is depressed and may be contemplating suicide is the first step in intervention. A method known as The Columbia Protocol supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask. Asking an at-risk person a few questions may be the difference between life and death.
Dr. Kelly Posner and Dr. Keita Franklin of The Columbia Project share the latest statistics on suicide in the U.S. and the six questions you need to ask if you suspect a loved one is suicidal.