Psychological Autopsies

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When an individual takes their own life, the people that they leave behind often have a number of unanswered questions. Join Dr. Tia White, a licensed clinical social worker and specialist in first responder mental health and wellness; Dr. Paul Nestadt, an associate professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and the chair of the Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee; and Dr. Chris Drapeau, a licensed psychologist and director of research and evaluation for the National 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Network at Vibrant Emotional Health, as they discuss how psych autopsies use retrospective analysis to help understand the intentions of an individual leading up to a suicide.

Publication Date: May 2024

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