Podcast: Zero Suicide (an idea whose time has not, and should not, come)
This week John McGowan discusses whether trying to eliminate suicide entirely is a possibility or even a helpful aim.
This week’s podcast is recording of a public lecture given in our new base in Tunbridge Wells. In this talk (delivered in December 2017) our Academic Director John McGowan considers the ‘Zero Suicide’ initiative and the strengths and weaknesses of assertive suicide prevention approaches. As well as the talk, the recording features a range of contributions from the audience.
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Links to things talked about on this show:
Two research projects by recent graduates from our training scheme. Both look at health staff working with the risk of suicide:
If you need to talk about difficult or suicidal feelings you can contact The Samaritans here.
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Producer: John McGowan
Assistant Producer: Saul McGowan