How Eating Disorders Might Lead To Suicide with Dr. Katie Gordon – #SPSM Chat December 8th, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Marie Shanley (@Mxiety), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss “How Eating Disorders Might Lead To Suicide” with guest Katie Gordon, Ph.D. (@DrKathrynGordon).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

How can eating disorders lead to suicide?
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How does current culture lead to eating disorders?
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Why are eating disorders romanticized in our culture?
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Is there better messaging that can be used to reduce eating disorders prevalence?
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Further Reading and Watching:

Academy For Eating Disorders

Dr. Gordon’s Website

Praise, Don’t Tease, And Other Tips To Help Kids With Their Weight – NPR

Eating disorders and suicidality: what we know, what we don’t know, and suggestions for future research

The rise of eating disorders in Asia: a review

 

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Katie Gordon, Ph.D. grew up in south Florida and then moved to Tallahassee to complete her undergraduate degree at Florida State University (FSU). She returned to FSU to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with Dr. Thomas Joiner as her mentor. As part of her doctoral program, she completed an eating disorder-focused clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She then worked as a professor in the psychology department at North Dakota State University (NDSU) for ten years. At NDSU, She mentored graduate students, taught courses on child and adult psychopathology, and published disordered eating and suicidal behavior research.

Dr. Gordon left academia in 2018 to work full-time as a therapist. She co-hosted a podcast (Jedi Counsel) that discussed psychological science through fictional characters, current events, and interviews and currently writes a Psychology Today blog (Out of the Ivory Tower). Dr. Gordon is writing a scientifically-guided book about coping with suicidal thoughts for New Harbinger.

 

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Preventing Suicide in Youth with Melissa Weidner, LMSW – #SPSM Chat November 24th, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Marie Shanley (@Mxiety), and Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick) discuss “Preventing Suicide in Youth” with guest Melissa Weidner, LMSW.

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

What are noticeable differences in detecting suicidality in youth vs. adults?
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What can families do to better support suicidal youth?
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How do families contribute to suicidality?
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What are tools we can provide to youth to help decrease suicidal ideation?
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Further Reading and Watching:

Youth suicide rates are on the rise in the U.S. – PBS

Dimensionality of Helicopter Parenting and Relations to Emotional, Decision-Making, and Academic Functioning in Emerging Adults – US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Suicide Prevention – Youth.gov

Suicide in Teens and Children Symptoms & Causes – ChildrensHospital.org

 

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Melissa Weidner earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology followed by a Master’s degree in Social work from Southern Connecticut State University. Melissa is a Licensed Master in Social Work and is currently a therapist working with children and families. Melissa has worked with those struggling to navigate through anxiety, depression, self harming behaviors, suicidality , and personality disorders.  Melissa has worked in many different settings including inpatient, residential and community agencies. She is passionate and enthusiastic and helps her clients feel safe, empowered and understood as to help heal and enhance their lives.

 

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The Dark Side of Celebrity with Author Sheila Weller – #SPSM Chat November 17th, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy), and Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick) discuss “The Dark Side of Celebrity” with guest Sheila Weller, author of Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge (@SheilaWeller).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

What are some factors that can lead a celebrity towards suicide?

How does our culture exacerbate the mental health of celebrities?

What celebrity suicide had the most emotional impact on you and why?

Is there something fundamental about being a celebrity that is harmful to one’s mental health?

 

 

Further Reading and Watching:

Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge (Available on Amazon)

Celebrity Suicide – Psychiatric Times

Why suicide is more common among celebrities, CEOs and creatives, and how therapy helps

Understanding celebrity suicides: Tackling depression and loneliness

 

 

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Sheila Weller is the author of the acclaimed family memoir Dancing at Ciro’s; the New York Times bestseller Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon―and the Journey of a Generation; and The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour―and the Triumph of Women in TV News. Her investigative, human interest, and cultural history journalism has won multiple major magazine awards. She has contributed to Vanity Fair, was a senior contributing editor of Glamour and a contributing editor of New York, and has written for The New York Times Book ReviewElleMarie ClaireRolling StoneThe Village Voice, and The Washington Post.

 

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Art Therapy in Suicide Prevention with Stephanie Sampson, M.S. – #SPSM Chat November 10th, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy), and Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick) discuss “Art Therapy in Suicide Prevention” with guest Stephanie Sampson, M.S. (@stephmjs).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

What is your definition of art therapy and its purpose?

What role does creative arts therapy have in suicide prevention?

How does art therapy benefit different demographics – culture, age, race?

Do you have a specific medium that you feel is most impactful to clients with suicidal ideation?

 

 

Further Reading and Watching:

American Art Therapy Association

Art Therapy and Suicide Prevention – The Painted Brain

The Effect of Clinical Art Therapy Programs for Adolescent Suicide Prevention – Research Gate

AWBW: A Window Between Worlds – Healing Arts Curriculum

 

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Stephanie Sampson, M.S., is an art therapist currently working at an inpatient psych hospital on the east coast. Her main population is in working with adolescents who are suicidal and or have mood disorders. She is passionate in her work as a healer for the children and promotes using art as a tool to express the self and have a conversation. Her use of art therapy focuses on using a directive based intervention which helps provide some structure, yet still allows the recipient to control their experience. The belief is that the art will come out in the subconscious.
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Suicide Prevention in Muslim Communities with Author/Activist Melody Moezzi – #SPSM Chat November 3rd, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Marie Shanley (@Mxiety), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss “Suicide Prevention in Muslim Communities” with guest Melody Moezzi (@MelodyMoezzi).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

What are the specific challenges of suicide prevention in Muslim communities?

What social issues might lead to a Muslim dying by suicide?

What are some lessons Western suicidologists can learn from Muslim communities?

Do you feel properly equipped/trained to support a Muslim in a suicidal crisis?

 

 

Further Reading and Watching:

MelodyMoezzi.com

Pre-Order The Rumi Prescription: How An Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Modern Manic Life

Suicide Is On The Rise In The US, And Muslims Aren’t Immune – Buzzfeed News

The Khalil Center, a psychological and spiritual community wellness center advancing the professional practice of psychology rooted in Islamic principles.

Naseeha, Canadian nonprofit that serves US Muslims and operates a confidential, toll-free helpline

The Family & Youth Institute (FYI) – Suicide Prevention Community Action Guide

Center for Muslim Mental Health & Islamic Psychology

 

*Watch SPSM Chat live every Sunday 6pm PT/9pm ET at Twitter.com/spsmchat as well as on the SPSM YouTube channelFacebook page, and Mixer channel. All past episodes are archived and available to watch on-demand at spsmchat.com.

**SPSM Chat includes content about suicide and other experiences that may be traumatizing to you. You may experience strong or overwhelming emotions as a result. If you find yourself in distress or crisis, we encourage you to seek out support that works for you. Many people find it helpful to talk to a friend, family member, or someone else they trust.

If you would like formal crisis support, you can call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada), or The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can text HOME to 741741 to get to Crisis Text Line, or you can try Lifeline Crisis Chat. If you’d like to talk to a peer, warmline.org contains links to warmlines in the United States. If you’re not in the U.S., you can go to https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ for a connection to crisis centers around the world.

Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. A warmline is least likely to do this, but still might have these policies. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you.

The following do not implement any restrictive interventions for people considering suicide:

Peerly Human online support groups: https://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada)**

 

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Melody Moezzi is a writer, speaker, activist, attorney and award-winning author. Her books include the critically acclaimed memoir Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life and War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims, which earned her a Georgia Author of the Year Award and a Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Honorable Mention. Her next book, The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Modern Manic Life, will be released on March 3, 2020—and is available for pre-order today.

In addition to writing and teaching full-time, Moezzi is also an experienced keynote speaker on a wide variety of issues—most notably mental health, wellness, inclusion, writing, and activism, especially surrounding Islamophobia, Iranian-American relations, and disability rights. Moezzi is a graduate of Wesleyan University (BA), the Emory University School of Law (JD), and the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (MPH). She divides her time among Boston, San Diego and Wilmington, NC with her husband, Matthew, and their ungrateful cats, Keshmesh and Nazanin.

 

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How College Life Might Lead To Suicide with Dr. Jessi Gold – #SPSM Chat October 27th, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Marie Shanley (@Mxiety), and Hudson Harris (@DanielleGlick) discuss “How College Life Might Lead To Suicide” with guest Dr. Jessi Gold (@DrJessiGold).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

What are the factors that can lead a college student to a suicidal crisis?

How can mental health professionals best support college students in distress?

What are some effective classwork accommodations that are specific to people with mental health challenges?

Should a student experiencing suicidal thoughts take an academic leave?

 

 

Further Reading and Watching:

7 Little Ways to Deal With the Emotional Roller Coaster That Is College

How to Maintain Mental and Physical Health in College

What’s the Deal with Antidepressants and College Life?

Solid Gold Advice: How Do I Manage Stress During Finals?

 

*Watch SPSM Chat live every Sunday 6pm PT/9pm ET at Twitter.com/spsmchat as well as on the SPSM YouTube channelFacebook page, and Mixer channel. All past episodes are archived and available to watch on-demand at spsmchat.com.

**SPSM Chat includes content about suicide and other experiences that may be traumatizing to you. You may experience strong or overwhelming emotions as a result. If you find yourself in distress or crisis, we encourage you to seek out support that works for you. Many people find it helpful to talk to a friend, family member, or someone else they trust.

If you would like formal crisis support, you can call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada), or The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can text HOME to 741741 to get to Crisis Text Line, or you can try Lifeline Crisis Chat. If you’d like to talk to a peer, warmline.org contains links to warmlines in the United States. If you’re not in the U.S., you can go to https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ for a connection to crisis centers around the world.

Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. A warmline is least likely to do this, but still might have these policies. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you.

The following do not implement any restrictive interventions for people considering suicide:

Peerly Human online support groups: https://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada)**

 

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Jessica (“Jessi”) Gold, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine. She splits her clinical time between the Habif Health and Wellness Center and outpatient psychiatry at Barnes Jewish Hospital. She also teaches and mentors students and trainees, and is a regular writer for many media outlets. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her many contributions in the areas of mental health and psychiatry. She is a nationally recognized expert and speaks at national conferences, is interviewed regularly for news outlets, and consults for publishing and media.

Dr. Gold’s areas of interest are in college mental health, women’s mental health and gender equity, physician wellness, medical education, and the between popular media, stigma, and psychiatry. While she has published frequently in the more “traditional” methods of research papers and academic publications, she has also enjoyed teaching about mental health topics and decreasing stigma through writing for popular press outlets. She has been featured in, among others, Self, InStyle, Glamour, and the HuffPost.

In addition to her writing, Dr. Gold has presented on media as a tool for advocacy, leadership, and a way to combat misinformation nationally. She is very active on social media, particularly twitter (@drjessigold), and was named one of Medscape’s top 20 physician influencers on social media in 2019. She believes in using this medium to connect with and educate her patients on issues surrounding psychiatry and other mental health topics and to put a face to psychiatry that can help destigmatize and humanize the field.

 

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The Links Between The Opioid Crisis And Suicide with Janet Schnell And Carly Larson – #SPSM Chat October 20th, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz), and Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick) discuss “The Links Between The Opioid Crisis And Suicide” with guests Janet Schnell (@JanetSchnell) and Carly Larson (@TheJuniorisHere).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

How has the rise in opioid-related deaths changed how we see suicide?

Do you think opioid-related deaths are being reported accurately of overdose vs suicide?

How can opioid addiction lead to someone to being actively suicidal?

Is the War on Drugs a major contributor to the current opioid crisis?

 

 

Further Reading and Watching:

Harm Reduction Action Center

Suicide Deaths Are a Major Component of the Opioid Crisis that Must Be Addressed

Suicide, opioids tied to ongoing fall in US life expectancy: Third year of drop

Suicide and Substance Abuse – Addiction Center

Death-by-Opioid: How many Opioid Deaths are Suicides? Does It Matter?

Is The Suicide Prevention Field Well-Positioned To Address The Opioid Crisis?

 

*Watch SPSM Chat live every Sunday 6pm PT/9pm ET at Twitter.com/spsmchat as well as on the SPSM YouTube channelFacebook page, and Mixer channel. All past episodes are archived and available to watch on-demand at spsmchat.com.

**SPSM Chat includes content about suicide and other experiences that may be traumatizing to you. You may experience strong or overwhelming emotions as a result. If you find yourself in distress or crisis, we encourage you to seek out support that works for you. Many people find it helpful to talk to a friend, family member, or someone else they trust.

If you would like formal crisis support, you can call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada), or The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can text HOME to 741741 to get to Crisis Text Line, or you can try Lifeline Crisis Chat. If you’d like to talk to a peer, warmline.org contains links to warmlines in the United States. If you’re not in the U.S., you can go to https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ for a connection to crisis centers around the world.

Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. A warmline is least likely to do this, but still might have these policies. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you.

The following do not implement any restrictive interventions for people considering suicide:

Peerly Human online support groups: https://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com/
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada)**

 

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Janet Schnell, MSW, LSW, is the American Association of Suicidology Loss Division Chair and Dubois County Substance Abuse Council coordinator. She is an active member of the Dubois County Suicide Prevention Coalition, Quilt organizer for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and facilitator for Survivors of Suicide of Dubois County.

 

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Carly Larson, based in Colorado, works in the mental health and substance fields. She is a harm reductionist and critical of abstinence-only programs.

 

 

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