August 21, 2018

David Jobes, professor, psychology, was recently quoted in a Cosmopolitan story on surviving suicidal thoughts.

..."It's mind-bending how there's such a gap between what works—suicide-specific treatments based on the best scientific support—and what's actually done, which is to hospitalize and medicate," says David Jobes, director of the Suicide Prevention Laboratory at Catholic University and a clinician for more than 30 years. Mental health professionals, he says, worry about malpractice claims they might face if someone who hadn't been hospitalized completes a suicide so they tend to take "a better-safe-than-sorry approach" and have patients admitted. ...

Continue reading in Cosmopolitan.