Dr. Mark Goulston, Suicide Prevention Expert
Published September 19, 2018
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    This week’s conversation is with Dr. Mark Goulston, a Board Certified Psychiatrist, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a former UCLA Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. Mark has specialized in psychotherapy for more than thirty years focusing on suicide prevention, death and dying, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, PTSD and marital therapy. After a recent string of high-profile suicides in America, death by suicide is a topic that's on a lot of our minds. Most of us are likely to know or love somebody who has been affected by a suicide. Since September is Suicide Prevention Month, this is a good time to seek understanding about these tragic experiences. You might be surprised by the global rate of suicide: According to the World Health Organization, "Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Many more attempt suicide. For every person who commit suicide, there's another 20 who attempted." My family has been impacted by suicide - I lost my uncle to this way of dying. Everyone who loved him dearly wishes we could have helped, but we couldn't. This conversation is about learning how to better connect with those in need - through listening, empathy and compassion.   This episode is brought to you by: Athletic Greens: Receive a free 20-count travel pack of Athletic Greens (valued at $99) with any purchase! Claim here: athleticgreens.com/findingmastery WHOOP: Starting today you can join WHOOP for $30 a month, six month minimum to begin. The WHOOP membership service includes the WHOOP Strap 2.0, professional analytics via its mobile and web apps, and a powerful community of performance-minded individuals. To find out more about what they’re doing and join their program, click the link below! https://whoop.com/findingmastery
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