​IHESJR Community Interviewer Featured in the New York Times and The Oregonian

Firearms are involved in half of all suicide fatalities.  Certain subgroups within the general population are at increased risk for f​irearms suicide, including law enforcement, active duty military, veterans, persons with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those in the LGBTQ community, and young people who have adverse childhood experiences.

Brett Bass, one of the community interviewers for suicide prevention, was recently featured in the New York Times and The Oregonian. He is an interviewer for the “Developing Firearm Suicide Prevention Programs Tailored to Gun Owner Population Subgroups” grant that is in collaboration with Boston University and funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The New York Times article can be found here and The Oregonian article can be found here. More information on the Institute for Health, Equity, and Social Justice can be found here.