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Role of Psychiatrist or Other Mental Health Therapist With Patients Who Have Thoughts of Killing Themselves and/or Someone Else.

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by Dr. Blumenfield

As details emerge various news stories of terrorism, and murder/suicide events, there are important questions being raised about how should a mental health therapist approach patients who may have the potential for violence towards themselves or others. I would suggest that the following questions should be considered. What should a psychiatrist or another mental health […]

Suicide: Main Theme of Meeting in San Francisco May16-18 2013

Posted on May 7th, 2013 by Dr. Blumenfield

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of all death in the United States. It is one of most important issues which mental health professionals are concerned about in their clinical work. The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry of which I have the honor of currently being President, has designated the title of its […]

Let’s Talk About Suicide

Posted on October 12th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death among persons over age 10. Patients with Major Depression or Bipolar Depression have a 20-60 fold increase of mortality rate over the general population. The role of medication and psychotherapy is can be important in preventing suicides. This topic will be discussed in future blogs and is the theme of the annual meeting of the
American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry which will be held in San Francisco Aug 16-18 2012.

New Documentary Film Highlights Rape in US Military

Posted on June 14th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

A new documentary film titled the Invisible War highlights Rape in the United States Military. A review of this movie is presented.

Don’t Change The Subject

Posted on September 21st, 2011 by Dr. Blumenfield

This blog reviews a movie by Michael Stutz, a filmmaker who lost his mother to suicide when he was 12 years old . The film includes an exploration of his mother’s suicide as well as interviews with various people who have contemplated ending their lives. There are also creative dance and comedy routines which deal with this subject in a meaningful way. At the end of the review of this documentary there is a Q & A with the filmmaker.