“Preventing suicide is about much more than reaching out only when someone’s in a crisis and is in imminent danger of killing themselves.
“The best prevention starts long before that, in stopping people from becoming suicidal in the first place, said Dr. Eric Caine, co-director of the URMC Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide.
“But to do that, people in our society must become more willing and open to talking freely about mental illness.
“Making that happen is the aim of author and actress Mariel Hemingway, who visited the University of Rochester Medical Center on Saturday. Her grandfather, literary icon Ernest Hemingway, committed suicide in 1961, and her sister, Margaux, a model and actress, died of a drug overdose in 1996.”
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