David Jobes, professor, psychology, was quoted in an article published by NPR discussing commonly held myths about suicide. See below.
6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know
Date: September 2, 2016
Author: Kavitha Cardoza
...Every day, thousands of teens attempt suicide in the U.S. — the most extreme outcome for the millions of children in this country who struggle with mental health issues.
As we've reported all week, schools play a key role, along with parents and medical professionals, in identifying children who may be at risk of suicide. And one of the biggest challenges: myths that can cloud their judgment.
"People are afraid of the whole topic," says David Jobes, the head of Catholic University's Suicide Prevention Lab. "It just feels like something that's left unsaid or untouched."...
Read more about Jobes's expertise.