Russell Copelan, MD


Suicidologist's Soliloquy

Russell Copelan, MD, sheds light on a dark issue

Suicidologist's Soliloquy
Emergency Doctors Are Ill Prepared to Handle Psychiatric Emergencies

Current suicide reduction initiatives aren't doing nearly enough

March 9, 2023
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
The Little Suicide Construct That Could

Can a single study save a lethal stress cohort?

November 11, 2022
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
Who Needs a 'Recovering' Shrink Now?

My past should no longer be a burden but an advantage

September 13, 2022
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
Is There an Equation for Suicidal Lethality?

Where math meets mental health

July 12, 2022
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
Why Youth Violence Assessment Is Still Failing: The Semmelweis Reflex

The inexorable pursuit of the crocodile that continues to prey on us

May 25, 2022
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
When You're a Victim of Academic Plagiarism

This is how it really feels

April 21, 2022
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
The Candle Singed the Moth of Suicidology

Russell Copelan shares his thoughts on MedPage Today's readership

March 11, 2022
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
In Suicide Prevention, 'Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First!'

Suicide assessment without adequate training contributes to failed outcomes

February 12, 2022
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
Is There a Case for Anaphylactic Suicide?

Copelan explores whether suicide could be motivated by a genetically predisposed process

January 18, 2022
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
The Means to Do Ill Deeds

Either/or thinking won't help prevent mass shootings

December 12, 2021
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
The Doctor in the Psychiatric Lion's Den

The time to prepare for patients' psychiatric emergencies is ahead of time

December 6, 2021
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
What Is Your Cause?

Our unique strengths help us overcome our 'Goliaths'

October 15, 2021
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Suicidologist's Soliloquy
Suicide Assessment Is 'Damn Hard Writing'

A new ED suicide assessment protocol can better serve patients and providers alike

August 13, 2021
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