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Suicide and Depression

  • What do you do when you witness someone struggling with suicidal thoughts or when someone tells you they intend to harm themselves? The University of Kentucky offers an online program called QPR to equip you with the right answers and actions. Think of it as a CPR program for mental health crises. Dr. Greg talks with Marc Woods, Chief Nursing Officer for Behavioral Medicine at UK HealthCare and Eastern State Hospital about QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer.
  • Mental health advocates in Kentucky are hoping the launch of a three-digit mental health crisis hotline will help remove the stigma of reaching out for assistance. The 988 hotline went live nationally this past Saturday. It offers quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies. People taking the calls are trained counselors. Advocates joined Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday to promote the suicide and crisis lifeline. The governor noted that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among youth and young adults in Kentucky. More from WUKY's Karyn Czar.
  • The untimely death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has prompted difficult conversations about depression and suicide.This week Dr. Greg talks about…