It's National Suicide Prevention Week -- a time to reflect on and raise awareness about an issue that touches thousands of Americans each year.
This hour, we sit down with doctors and relatives of those who’ve died by suicide. We talk about efforts to curb the suicide rate and about services available to those in grief.
Have you lost a friend or loved one to suicide? Where did you turn for support?
- Ellen Koneck - Studied religion at Yale Divinity School and now works at Commonweal Magazine in New York City
- Dr. Irfan Munawar - Chairman and Director of St. Francis Behavioral Health
- Dr. Doreen Marshall - Psychologist and Vice President of Programs at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Dr. Jeffrey Vanderploeg - Vice President for Mental Health Initiatives at the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc.
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.