DR. DAVID RUDD
Dr. Rudd is currently President and Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis. He completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton and his M.A. and Ph.D degrees at the University of Texas at Austin. He later completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Beck Institute, under the direction of Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
He has produced six books, over 240 publications, has over 13,000 citations, and garnered more than $19M in funding, all focused on issues of assessment, clinical management and treatment of suicidality. His last clinical trial, focused on brief CBT, resulted in the largest reduction to date in post treatment suicide attempts (60%) in contrast to treatment as usual.
He previously served as chair of the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists, as president of the Texas Psychological Association, and president of the American Association of Suicidology. He serves on a number of editorial boards and grant review panels, has chaired working groups for the National Academies of Science, and received a range of state, national and international awards.
IN TODAY'S EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN…
- Pandemic suicide statistics
- Dr. Rudd's thoughts on why suicide rates are increasing
- Suicide warning signs
- Dr. Rudd's thoughts on whether people genuinely want to die when they attempt suicide
- The difference between chronic and acute suicidality
- Tips on how to help people who have passive suicidal thoughts
- When it's more likely for someone with severe depression to act on suicidal thoughts
- Correct terminology to use when discussing suicide
- How to help a teenager who's having suicidal thoughts
- Tips on how to ask for help if you're having suicidal thoughts
- How to cope when a family member dies by suicide
- Whether or not talking to someone about suicide will lead them to attempt suicide
- The importance of a safety plan and limiting access to a method
- How to treat chronic suicidal urges
- How to help someone engaging in self-injurious behavior
- Dr. Rudd's advice to someone having suicidal thoughts
- If it's normal to have passive suicidal thoughts
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