The Riggs Blog
The Riggs Blog is a mix of news about clinical work, research and educational activities from the Austen Riggs Center, as well as a source for information beyond our walls that we find interesting and thought-provoking.
Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Janet Cooperman Hiser, MSW, talks about what motivates people to give to the Austen Riggs Center.
Margaret Parish, PhD, director of patient care at the Austen Riggs Center, discusses the role of psychotherapy in treatment.
The Austen Riggs Center has a long history of treating patients who have tried and failed to respond to previous treatment efforts. Early on, Riggs clinicians recognized the importance of so-called “treatment resistant” psychiatric disorders and their associated societal, financial and personal burdens – including death by suicide.
It has been a year since the last National Suicide Prevention week, a year in which, according to the American Association of Suicidology, an estimated one million more individuals worldwide have taken their own lives.