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The Clinical Takeaway: Free ‘staff’ for professionals treating suicidal patients

The Clinical Takeaway: Free ‘staff’ for professionals treating suicidal patients


In this episode:


– When someone is suicidal, those who are close to the distressed person do not know what to do and often feel paralysed – because they are not sure what is the right thing to say
– While you as the health professional are nervous when someone is suicidal, family and friends are terrified! This puts quite a burden back onto you.
– The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation has developed a world-first innovation – a website that gives family and friends the effective words and phrases they can say when dealing with someone who is suicidal

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator


Total time: 28 mins


Guest: Clinical A/Prof David Horgan, Psychiatrist; Honorary Psychiatrist, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Founder, Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne


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