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Published on Nov 7, 2016
Dr. Joan Asarnow is the developer of the Family Intervention for Suicide Prevention (FISP), an evidence-based intervention aimed at preventing and treating suicidal behavior among youths brought to emergency rooms. In this video, Dr. Asarnow is joined by her colleague, Dr. Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, with whom she collaborated in developing FISP. They discuss the intervention’s core components and intended effects. Dr. Maggie Rea, another colleague, is also featured; she discusses lessons learned regarding implementing the intervention in hospital emergency departments. Dr. Asarnow is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine.