PRESENTED BY: Dr. Mary Edmondson
Suicide Prevention for Families
Suicidal thoughts are oftentimes at their highest during stage 3 of HD. It’s estimated 50% of people who are gene positive for HD experience suicidal thoughts in their lifetime. A quarter of that population will act on their thoughts and make a suicide attempt. Tragically, 10% of people with HD commit suicide. Know the warning signs and how to reduce risk.
Dr. Mary Edmondson
Dr. Mary Edmondson is a psychiatrist, internist, and founder of HD Reach. Having watcher her father succumb to HD, Mary is committed to ensuring HD patients receive the care they need. Mary’s expertise in the psychiatric care of HD patients is well known locally in North Carolina, the US and in Europe.