Barry Feldman explains teen suicide risk factors

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

March 11, 2014

Suicide prevention expert Barry Feldman, PhD, says no one risk factor will cause a teenager to commit suicide and provides a list of warning signs for families to act on, according to a story in the March 10 Boston Globe.

“If you focus too much on just bullying or sexual orientation, you take your eye off the underlying vulnerability a kid may have,” Dr. Feldman, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of psychiatric programs in public safety, told the Globe. “It’s an attempt to solve a problem of intense pain with impaired problem-solving skills.”

Read the full story below.

Teens’ brains make them more vulnerable to suicide
Boston Globe—March 10, 2014

Related links:
Expert’s Corner: Facing the facts on youth suicide