50: Guns, COVID-19, and the Risk of Suicide
In the time of Covid-19, physical distancing (sometimes called social distancing) is necessary to flatten the coronavirus curve — but there is a danger to it as well, as populations most vulnerable to isolation are left in possible crisis.
So, how do we talk to the people we love about access to guns and suicide? How do we protect ourselves and others? What are steps we can take, right now, even from home, that may save a life? To find out, host JJ is joined by Dr. Jonathan Singer, President of the American Association of Suicidology, and Colleen Creighton, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Suicidology.
Mentioned in this podcast:
- #BeHereTomorrow, American Association of Suicidology
- The Truth About Suicide and Guns, Brady
- 6 Ways You Can Prevent Gun Violence While Social Distancing Amid COVID-19, Brady
- How to Support Survivors and People Impacted by Gun Violence, Brady
- Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Fighting the Social Recession, Vox
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the free and confidential National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.