Dr Dixon, Nevada, Dr Dickson discussed on KDWN Programming
Prevention how to save a life. The seminar was very timely. The Las Vegas business press reported less February that Nevada suicide rate has jumped number five in the nation that is the highest level since the late nineteen ninety s so Dr Dickson and other prevention advocates are urging Nevada medical professionals. That get out front in recognizing suicidal tendencies in patients, and hopefully getting them the help they need before they end their lives. Dr Dixon session addressed nearly one hundred doctors and others and healthcare on several hypothetical situations, they may encounter when dealing with suicidal individuals as well as discussions around possible outcomes and practices, miss, Shannon. First of all welcomed island, Washington. We've covered suicide as I told you when we were preparing for today, we've covered it many times from many angles on my program, but the rates among Nevada's youth and elderly are so troublesome that I thought it was important that we address this again and to have you on to talk about this. So we'll get to those groups what's being done. What needs to be done later? But I do want to look at the growing focus on doctors to notice and hopefully prevent suicide. That is good news for you. I know that it. It really part of your reach out, isn't it with your group? Absolutely. In fact, the American nation for suicide prevention has initiative called project twenty twenty-five and with that we've identified some of the key ways in which we believe that. If we focus our attention, we can reduce the suicide rates in the United States and beyond the fastest in the shortest amount of time. And one of those ways is actually to work with emergency systems and healthcare professionals in order to increase regulate increase education on how to spot the signs and their patients, but also to give them adequate follow up care to make sure that if they are showing the science that they don't fall through the cracks of the system that we get them continued support Dr Dixon seminar was really timely, especially regarding the two groups we're going to get to later and to really addressing the group to the, you know, the health care leaders themselves. Your your mission statement says that you focus on valuating in disseminating, accurate information about suicidal behavior. To the public. And certainly that includes those kind of at the the front line on this, which are the medical and other health professionals. Absolutely absolutely want me know that we can save lives their education, and that's working with educating healthcare professionals mental health care professionals as well as physical health option. Those are the people that are dealing with these individuals, and maybe have kind of gotten clues from them. Followed on. Yeah. We believe that. It's key that for instance, let's say you go to your primary care physician as many of us do and if you were to go into your primary care physician for routine exhibit. Let's say you are exhibiting some signs or maybe there is some kind of survey can take while you're in there that would give your primary care physician clue about your mental condition. And so if we can start identifying during routine health checkups because let's face it. This is a health condition just like any other. So we can identify that early and take early interventions and provide adequate care we know that we can save lives. Absolutely. You know, I saw a quote from Dr Dixon saying that interventions by mental health prevent professionals are very important, but that many suicidal individuals never see therapist. And that's why people like her, and you I know stress the importance of all people who interact with a suicidal person knowing how to help right? It's not just those medical professionals. We're talking about but. Every average Joe how to recognize this and help we at the American Foundation for suicide prevention, we're trying to create a culture that is smart about mental health, and that's from everything about teaching everyday people like you and me how to spot the signs who's it increased risk for suicide. What can we do to reach out and have a conversation with someone worried about and know what resources are available in.