The federally funded Suicide
Prevention Resource Center offers
training, publications and more.
BY REBECCA A. CLAY
A public health
Psychologists working one-on-one with potentially suicidal clients are obviously important, says Julie Goldstein Grumet, PhD, of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. But it’s not
enough, especially as overall suicide rates have failed to budge.
“Those psychologists may be very skilled in working with people
at risk, but they are still only making an impact on the one patient
sitting across from them,” says Goldstein Grumet, the center’s
director of prevention and practice and its only psychologist.
Helping psychologists and the rest of the behavioral health
workforce take a more public health approach to suicide prevention
is the center’s mission. Funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the center works
to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention by providing