Expert Talks About Suicide Prevention On WFIN

06/13/18 – 6:50 P.M.

Suicide hotlines have been busy following the tragic deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. WFIN had an expert on the line to discuss warning factors and what happens next. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention chief medical officer Christine Moutier said that there are several factors that play into why someone would commit suicide.

Christine Moutier

She said that an adverse or abusive childhood also leads to an increase in risk. Moutier added that that suicide has biological roots.

Christine Moutier

Moutier explained that research has answered a lot of questions and lead to many discoveries when it comes to suicide. She added that more research needs to be done to help those at risk.