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50: Guns, COVID-19, and the Risk of Suicide

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.

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If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call or text 988 or visit 988lifeline.org to reach the free and confidential 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

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