Mindstep: In Conversation with Professor Rory O’Connor

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In Episode 3 of the Mindstep Podcast,, we were joined by Professor Rory O’Connor, international expert in suicide prevention.

With over 25 years experience in the field, Rory talked about why people die by suicide and what we can do to prevent it, including how to speak to someone vulnerable. We dispelled common myths surrounding suicide and discussed the importance of research in this area.

Rory supervises the Mindstep Fellowship as Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory at the University of Glasgow, and is the acting President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Rory’s highly commended book ”When It Is Darkest” is now available to purchase.

You can listen to our conversation on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and Spotify.

May 24, 2022