Revisiting: Suicide Prevention and  Awareness with Victoria Secrist

We’re continuing our second week of looking back at past episodes by revisiting our September episode on Suicide Prevention. The holidays season can be difficult for many people, including those who already struggle with depression or suicidal ideation. Dr. Fredrick’s interview with Victoria Secrist is just as important as ever, helping de-stigmatize and clarify the issue of suicide with the ultimate goal of prevention. 

Suicide is a growing problem in the United States. Suicide rates increased 33% between 1999 and 2019. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It was responsible for more than 47,500 deaths in 2019, which is about one death every 11 minutes- according to the CDC.

On this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected: we welcome Victoria Secrist, MA | LAMFT to dive into this difficult topic.

Key Takeaways from Liz’s one-on-one with Victoria:

• Hear about Victoria’s background, and how it ties into her work
• Learn some of the misconceptions about suicide
• Find out about the connection between impulsivity and suicide
• Hear what the big risk factors for suicide are
• Learn if there is a direct link between self harm and suicide
• Find out when, as parents, you should be concerned for your child

All of this and more, on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected.

Suicide help:
Connect with Victoria on IG: @thehopefulltherapist

All of this and more, on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected.

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