September 9, 2010

World Suicide Prevention Day: Experts Available to Discuss Youth, Older Adults and Suicide

APA supports Sept. 10 event by helping to educate the media and public

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association is supporting World Suicide Prevention Day, Friday, Sept. 10, by making available psychologists for interviews. These psychologists will also be blogging about various aspects of suicide for Your Mind Your Body, the official blog of APA’s public education campaign on Mind/Body Health.

Dr. Nancy Molitor, clinical psychologist, Chicago, writing about ruminations and its connection to depression and suicide.
Phone: (847) 251-0425

Dr. David Palmiter, clinical psychologist, professor of psychology and director, Psychological Services Center, Marywood University, Scranton, Pa., writing about young adults and suicide.
Phone: (570) 348-6211

Dr. James Long, clinical psychologist, Little Rock, Ark., writing about older adults and suicide.

World Suicide Prevention Day campaign is organized by the National Council for Suicide Prevention. To learn how to get involved, visit the Take5toSaveLives website. Additional information on suicide and related psychological issues is available on our website. Follow APA on Twitter @apahelpcenter and find us on Facebook.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world’s largest association of psychologists. APA’s membership includes more than 152,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.