Increases in Demand for Crisis and Other Suicide Prevention Services after a Celebrity Suicide

May 03, 2019

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

Psychiatric Services has published research on increases in demand for crisis and other suicide prevention services after a celebrity suicide. The study examined suicide rates, help-seeking, and service capacity within 30 days of Robin Williams’ suicide death. It found that the U.S. needs additional resources to help crisis and other suicide prevention services meet increases in demand following celebrity suicide deaths. Read a statement from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance). Find information on crisis services and how to respond effectively to people in crisis.