Dr. Stacy Freedenthal chats with #SPSM about how she uses social media to outreach both clinicians and people with lived experience with her published clinical expertise with suicidality , 12/3/17, 9pCT.
Check out some of her most favorite blog posts here:
- Is it selfish to die in a tornado?
- Letter from a therapist to a suicidal person
- Do you blame yourself for thinking of suicide
Notably, these are different from her most popular blog posts:
- 10 things not to say to a suicidal person
- Will I be committed to a mental hospital if I tell my therapist about my suicidal thoughts?
- 10 reasons teens avoid telling their parents about their suicidal thoughts
Folks who order her new book from Routledge will get a 20% discount if they use the code IRK71 before Dec. 31, 2017: https://www.routledge.com/Helping-the-Suicidal-Person-Tips-and-Techniques-for-Professionals/Freedenthal/p/book/9781138946958
And, of course, you can always order from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Helping-Suicidal-Person-Techniques-Professionals/dp/1138946958/
Watch her LIVE here:
Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, writes extensively about suicide. Her book, Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals, was published in September by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis. Almost 2 million people have visited her website, SpeakingOfSuicide.com since 2013. She also has published scholarly articles about the measurement of suicidal intent, youth’s help-seeking when suicidal, and other topics related to suicidality. (For more information about her book, see HelpingTheSuicidalPerson.com.)
As an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, Dr. Freedenthal teaches courses on mental health assessment, counseling, and suicide risk assessment and interventions. She also has a private psychotherapy and consulting practice specializing in helping people who have experienced suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide, or lost a loved one to suicide.
Dr. Freedenthal has worked in the field of suicide prevention since 1994, when she volunteered at a suicide hotline. She has become intimately acquainted with suicide not only through her professional training, research, and the stories of her clients, but also through her own personal struggles with suicide, some of which she wrote about in The New York Times. Prior to entering the mental health field, Dr. Freedenthal worked as a newspaper reporter for The Dallas Morning News. She later earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in social work from Washington University in St. Louis.
She lives in Englewood, CO, with her husband, teenage son, and their cats.