Drs. Mike Anestis and Craig Bryan discuss the empirical evidence around media guidelines for #suicide, Sunday 10/4/15, 9pCT. Along with @DocForeman and Dr. Bart Andrews, Dr. Jonathan Singer will be joining a discussion panel about a recent publication on this issue, “Dangerous Words? An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of Detailed Reporting About Suicide on Subsequent Risk” (Anestis, et al.).
For those who have been following the #SPSM hashtag this month, the Carter Center, in collaboration with SAMHSA and the EIC, released new media guidelines for reporting on mental health and suicide. You can read more about that here, or check out the storify of their official press release here.
What do we know, and what do we need to learn about suicide and media guidelines? Come find out on #SPSM.
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The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.
Dr. Mike Anestis is currently an assistant professor in the clinical psychology program in the Department of Psychology and the director of the Suicide and Emotion Dysregulation laboratory. His research and that of his students focuses primarily on what makes an individual vulnerable to thinking about and engaging in suicidal behavior. Our studies include work with undergraduates, community participants, and soldiers. Additionally, his research team focuses a substantial amount of their energy on the various ways that individuals regulate their emotions – how they identify them and either attempt to sustain or alter them.
Dr. Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist in cognitive behavioral psychology, and is currently the Associate Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah. Dr. Bryan received his PsyD in clinical psychology in 2006 from Baylor University, and completed his clinical psychology residency at the Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX. He was retained as faculty in the Department of Psychology at Wilford Hall Medical Center, where he was Chief of the Primary Care Psychology Service, as well as the Suicide Prevention Program Manager for Lackland AFB. Dr. Bryan deployed to Balad, Iraq, in 2009, where he served as the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at the Air Force Theater Hospital. Dr. Bryan separated from active duty service shortly after his deployment, and currently researches suicidal behaviors and suicide prevention strategies, and psychological health and resiliency. He currently oversees two treatment studies totaling approximately $3 million testing cognitive behavioral treatments for suicidal service members, and is the lead risk management consultant for the $25 million STRONG STAR Research Consortium investigating treatments for combat-related PTSD among military personnel. Dr. Bryan is on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Suicidology, and is considered a leading national expert on military suicide. For his contributions to military suicide prevention, posttraumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury, Dr. Bryan was recognized in 2009 by the Society for Military Psychology with the Arthur W. Melton Award for Early Career Achievement and in 2013 by Psychologists in Public Service with the Peter J.N. Linnerooth National Service Award.