Words can save lives

Words can save lives

Claudia meets Professor Elizabeth Stokoe author of ‘Crisis Talk’ whose research shows when preventing a suicide, that words really do matter and can save lives during a crisis.

This program is available on the Health Check Page and is available NOW On-Demand until Wednesday the 14th of December. It will also be broadcast on Sunday the 11th of December in Phuket at 8:00 AM on 91.5 FM and 102.5 FM and Online via the Internet radio portals.

Through analyzing real-time recordings of actual conversations between people in crisis and police negotiators, new findings highlight what can work and what doesn’t.

Presenter: Claudia Hammond Producer: Erika Wright

(Picture: Vector illustration of two profiles of women with speech bubbles inside their heads. Photo credit: JakeOlimb/Getty Images.)

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BBC Discovery, Phuket FM Radio shows
Sunday at 8:30 AM
BBC Science in Action
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