AFSP developed the following programs to help professionals increase their knowledge and understanding of suicidal behavior in a variety of populations, including teens and young adults, medical students and physicians, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons.
Our programs seek to help those working with these populations learn how they can play a role in suicide prevention.
Struggling in Silence: Physician Depression and Suicide and Out of the Silence: Medical Student Depression and Suicide are educational programs designed to addresses depression and suicide among physicians. Physicians frequently fail to recognize their own depression and that or their colleagues. Even when they do recognize that they are depressed, many physicians avoid treatment. One tragic result is suicide.
AFSP’s broad initiative to increase knowledge about suicide and suicide risk in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons, and take steps to reduce that risk.
This research-based program shows how teachers can reach out to students they’re concerned about and connect them to the help they need.