Going Viral: Episode 130


Going Viral: Elevated Suicide Risk during the Pandemic


In this episode:



– Suicide is the leading cause of death in adults under 45yo; the pressures of the pandemic have exacerbated this situation
– What are the psychosocial factors at play in the pandemic that increase risk of mental illness and suicide?
– What are practical measures that health professionals can take to mitigate risk
– USEFUL RESOURCE: Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation – What to Ask & What to Say 
– USEFUL RESOURCE: Healthed Podcast: The Clinical Takeaway: How to Tackle Refractory Depression



Host: Dr David Lim, GP


Guest: Clinical A/Prof David Horgan, Psychiatrist, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne


Total time: 48 mins







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