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Caregiver Support Teleconnection Events Talking about Suicide: Overcoming the Taboo with Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW
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Talking about Suicide: Overcoming the Taboo with Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

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Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW will discuss the need for caregivers to directly ask people at risk for suicide if they are having suicidal thoughts, obstacles to having this conversation, and ways to overcome those obstacles. This will include discussing specific techniques for asking about suicidal thoughts.

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Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW
Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, writes extensively about suicide. Her book, Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals, was published in fall 2017. More than 2 million people have visited her website, SpeakingOfSuicide.com since 2013. Dr. Freedenthal also has published scholarly articles about the measurement of suicidal intent, youth’s help-seeking when suicidal, and other topics related to suicide risk. As an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, she teaches courses on clinical social work practice and coordinates the Mental Health concentration. Dr. Freedenthal has a small psychotherapy and consulting practice in Denver specializing in helping people who have experienced suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide, or lost a loved one to suicide.

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