Suicide Prevention During the Holidays

Suicide always seems to be a topic of discussion that weaves itself into the conversations of many people during this time of year. Yes, the holiday season brings joy to many but, sadly, not to everyone. Family members, friends, and colleagues of the suicide victim are often left feeling helpless, hopeless, even guilty. “Why didn’t I notice?” “If I’d only known…”

Suicide prevention is a subject that deserves the attention of everyone:

  • How do you spot suicidal behaviors?
  • If you see it, what can you do about it?
Rheeda Walker talks about coping with suicide in the home and workplace.

Rheeda Walker talks about coping with suicide in the home and workplace.

In this two-part radio podcast, Dr. Rheeda Walker, a clinical psychologist with the University of Houston, provides insight into some of the causes and behavior patterns associated with suicide. For actual suicide prevention actions steps you can take in the workplace or at home, Dr. Walker gives a list of Red Flag tendencies of which you need to be aware.

Dr. Walker was interviewed on the Jobs Pipeline Radio program a few weeks after the suicide death of comedian/actor, Robin Williams.

Suicide prevention-related telephone numbers you might need:

  1. Crisis Hotline of Harris County (Houston, TX area): 713-HOTLINE
  2. The National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK

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