For stories on the topic of suicide awareness and suicide screening, two local Richmond VA reporters are looking for people that fit this criteria.
1. For the subject of suicide screening, one is interested in talking with a family member of someone who took his/her life not long after visiting PCP or pediatrician. Three months would be the criteria. This is in Richmond Virginia and surrounding areas. We are not looking to accuse a medical practice or doctor. The focus is to emphasize that studies show that 80% of those who take their life have seen a physician within 3 months of their death.
2. For the subject of teen suicide prevention and awareness, another local reporter is looking for teens willing to be interviewed on camera either disguised so your identity is not revealed, or a regular interview–your choice. This is also Richmond Virginia and surrounding areas.
Please use the contact form here to let me know if you fit either of these criteria and wish to be the voice in suicide prevention.
In both cases, I might ask you questions and/or check with loved ones to make sure you are in a place where you would be OK be interviewed.