Barry N. Feldman, Ph.D. is Director of Psychiatry Programs in Public Safety and
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UMass Medical School. He is a suicidologist with
clinical expertise is in suicide prevention, trauma recovery, substance abuse, and crisis
intervention and stabilization services, primarily for emergency responders and their
families. His research focuses on suicide prevention among law enforcement , emergency
medical first responders and military veterans. Universal screening for suicide risk in
hospital EDs is another research interest. Teaching activities encompass suicide
intervention and prevention and he is a nationally known suicide prevention
educator/trainer Dr. Feldman consults to the MA National Guard on suicide
prevention-related issues and works with the MA Department of Public Health’s Suicide
Prevention Program to address the training and educational needs of public safety and
public health emergency responders. He is approved trainer for the American Association
of Suicidology, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and is a certified trainer for the
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Dr. Feldman is on the Clinical
Advisory Board of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide and is Chair of the
Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention. 

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Lethal Means Restriction for Suicide Prevention: Beliefs and Behaviors of Emergency Department Providers (with Marian E. Betz, Matthew Miller, Catherine Barber, Ivan Miller, Ashley F. Sullivan, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, and ED-SAFE Investigators), Depression and anxiety (2013)
 

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Emergency Department Providers in the Care of Suicidal Patients (with Marian E. Betz, Ashley F. Sullivan, Anne P. Manton, Janice A. Espinola, Ivan Miller, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, and ED-SAFE Investigators), Depression and anxiety (2013)
 

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You Can't Recover From Suicide: Perspectives on Suicide Education in MSW Programs (with Betty J. Ruth, Mark Gianino, Jordana Muroff, and Donna McLaughlin), Journal of Social Work Education (2012)
 

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Preventing Suicide through Improved Training in Suicide Risk Assessment and Care: An American Association of Suicidology Task Force Report Addressing Serious Gaps in U.S. Mental Health Training (with William M. Schmitz Jr., Michael H. Allen, Nina J. Gutin, Danielle R. Jahn, Phillip M. Kleespies, Paul Quinnett, and Skip Simpson), Suicide & life-threatening behavior (2012)
 

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The Impact of Suicide Calls on Police (with Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Bernice Gershenson, Jonathan C. Clayfield, and Richard P. Cody), Psychiatry Issue Briefs (2011)