Joe Huggins interviews Dr. Lisa Betthauser about the concept of combat rush. Combat rush was first coined by Dr. Jim Grigsby from his work in the early 1990s with Viet Nam Veterans. Dr. Betthauser explores the role of risky behaviors in returning Veterans, the role of safety planning and possible positive psychological outlets.
Adam interviews Dr. Bridget Matarazzo about using measures to test Dr. Joiner's Interpersonal Theory of suicide. This episode is of particular interest for any clinician who works with Veterans. Dr. Matarazzo explores to recognize perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness in the presence of acquired capability through psychometric tools. And how these tools have been validated for a Veteran population.
Adam Hoffberg talks with Dr. Marian (Emmy) Betz about how to talk with patients about firearm safety in relation to suicide risk. Dr. Betz is an emergency room physician at the University of Colorado Hospital and has worked extensively in the area of lethal means safety for suicide prevention. Her most recent article published June 2016 is titled "Lethal Means Access and Assessment Among Suicidal Emergency Department Patients." Adam and Emmy discuss the balance between protecting rights, safety and trust.
In this episode Adam interviews Perry Renshaw, MD PhD MBA, the Medical Director of Rocky Mountain MIRECC who is based in our Salt Lake City, UT office. Dr. Renshaw is the senior author on “Acute Air Pollution Exposure and Risk of Suicide Completion”, one of the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) and the Society for Epidemiologic Research’s 2015 Articles of the Year. Listen as they explore what role the environment plays in suicide and the clinical implications.
On this episode of Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention, Adam interviews Dr. Christopher A Lowry, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder and Co-Director of the Military and Veteran Microbiome Consortium for Research and Education. This podcast looks at Dr. Lowry's latest publication and explores the relationship between the microbiome and suicide prevention.
Adam Hoffberg interviews Dr. Noelle Smith. Dr. Smith is a clinical psychologist at the Tampa VA and affiliated with the VA National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She specializes in working with Veterans with PTSD and is the lead author on a recent publication in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The article will appear in the June 2016 print edition and is titled “Nature and determinants of suicidal ideation among U.S. Veterans: Results from the national health and resilience in Veterans study.” Listen to Smith discuss the article and is importance to the field of suicide prevention.
Adam Hoffberg interviews Dr. Ellyn Matthews about her recent study looking at the sleep-wake disturbance in Veterans and it's relationship to suicide. The study was published as "A Qualitative Study of Sleep-Wake Disturbance Among Veterans With Post-Acute Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury."
Adam Hoffberg interviews Dr. Peter Gutierrez about an editorial by Dr Declan Murray in the British Journal of Psychiatry Open (DOI: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.002071) in which Dr Murray discusses abandoning suicide risk assessment.
Adam Hoffberg interviews Dr. Lindsey Monteith from the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention about two articles she recently published:"A Closer Examination of Sexual Trauma During Deployment: Not All Sexual Traumas Are Associated with Suicidal Ideation" and "Sexual Trauma and Combat During Deployment: Associations With Suicidal Ideation Among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans".
Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention presents: Research has highlighted many specific risk factors and warning signs for future suicidal behaviors. This article introduces the concept of "drivers". Think of warning signs and risk factors as a map; drivers are the specific route your patient is traveling.
Adam Hoffberg interviews Dr. Peter Gutierrez on the concepts of risk factors, warning signs and drivers.