Listen to Dr. Leipsic on Arizona Public Media

April 14, 2014 - The Department of Psychiatry's very own Dr. John Leipsic was interviewed by Arizona Public Media for a four part series on suicide. Dr. Leipsic comments on the first topic in the series: teen suicide.

Data from the Arizona Department of Education shows that the percentage of teens left injured or poisoned in suicide attempts nearly doubled from 2003 to 2013 and Dr. Leipsic noted that between emergency rooms at the University of Arizona Medical Center and the Crisis Response Center, seven to ten teenagers need medical attention every day after having suicidal thoughts or suicidal behaviors.

To read the whole article or listen to Dr. Leipsic's discussion, visit

Release Date: 
05/28/2014 - 9:30am