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Doctors Hope to Predict Patients’ Suicide Risk

Suicide is hard to predict, even for close friends and family of victims. When Dorothy Paugh's son, Peter, took his life at the age of 25, her family was devastated. "We had no idea. None of us," she said. "We had gotten together a week or so before for his older brother's birthday. There were really no signs. He never said a word to anybody." Suicide is shrouded in stigma and secrecy, even though it impacts countless individuals, families and...

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