Elder Suicide Prevention

Feb 6, 2018

What are some of the factors that put a person at high risk for suicide, and how can we identify these people and help them? 2012 Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds white men age 85 and older are 5 times more likely to commit suicide than Americans in any other age group. The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands offers both a senior outreach program and an elder suicide prevention training. Joining us on The Point is Karen Ellery-Jones, Assistant Director at the Samaritans. Mindy Todd hosts.