Robin Williams Apparent Suicide, APA Experts Available to Discuss Suicide Risk, Treatment

Article ID: 621903

Released: 12-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Psychological Association (APA)

Expert Pitch

WHAT: Psychologists specializing in suicide prevention and treatment, as well as depression, are available to speak about the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. Please go to the American Psychological Association website for more resources on suicide.

WHO: Nadine Kaslow, PhDAtlantaPhone: 202-336-5700After hours phone: 202-494-0860Email:

APA 2014 president and a professor and chief psychologist at Emory University School of Medicine, Kaslow is a researcher and clinician who can talk extensively about the assessment and treatment of people who are depressed and potentially suicidal. She has experience with the media, both broadcast and print.

Charles Figley, PhDNew OrleansCell: 850-566-0922Office: 504-862-3473Home: 504-304-8390Email and

A professor in disaster mental health at Tulane University, Figley can speak about celebrity stress and coping in addition to trauma-related stress.

Christopher Kilmartin, PhDFredericksburg, VACell: 540-846-1900Office: 540-654-1562Email:

Professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington, Kilmartin is a licensed clinical psychologist, researcher and stand-up comedian who can speak about depression issues in men and stigma.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.


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