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‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: Shining a Light on Suicide Awareness, Prevention, and Loss

September 13, 2022

To increase awareness on the critical issue of suicide in the medical community, Mary L. Brandt, MD, Mdiv, FACS, Melissa “Red” Hoffman, MD, FACS, and Molly Booker, MBA, Mdiv recently discussed suicide awareness, prevention, and loss. Through personal sharing and discussion, they explore four questions:

  • What leads someone to contemplate suicide?
  • Why do we feel the way we do after experiencing loss by suicide, and what can we do about it?
  • What do I do if I feel suicidal or if someone around me is experiencing suicidal ideation?
    What can organizations do to stop this epidemic?