Be Mentally Well: Preventing Suicide—A Focus on Youth
Date Posted: October 02, 2013
Barry Feldman, Ph.D.
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among young people and the second-leading cause of death among college students. But youth suicide can be prevented.
“There are many points for intervention before things escalate to suicidal behavior,” said Barry Feldman, PhD. “Suicide prevention starts with education and awareness. By identifying at-risk youth early on and providing proper support and appropriate interventions, we can help save lives.”
Dr. Feldman (at right), assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Psychiatry Services in Public Safety at UMass Medical School, has devoted his career to helping individuals and institutions prevent suicide.