Suicide Prevention: How to Help Those at Risk

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans, and has increased by 25% since 1999. The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have been a sad reminder that even worldly success does not shield us from the risk factors that may lead to suicide. We encourage those who are having suicidal thoughts to reach out for professional help, but what can we as their loved ones do to support them?

Dr. Francie Broghammer, a resident physician at University of California Irvine, stopped by The Drew Mariani Show™ and offered several practical ways to help and support someone who is at risk for suicide.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.