Scientific Advisory

Ursula Whiteside, PhD

Scientific Advisor, NowMattersNow.org
"Mental health research has been focused on small and incremental change. In order to impact public mental health, we need to think and act bigger."

Whiteside (@ursulawhiteside) is an advocate for the consumer or lived experience voice in suicide prevention and has developed an online public resource and non-profit based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills at NowMattersNow.org. She is co-investigator on grants from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Institute of Mental Health. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years in the field of research and treatment for severely suicidal individuals. Dr. Whiteside also serves as faculty on the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Zero Suicide initiative, which is focused on dramatically improving the way healthcare systems respond to suicidal individuals.

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Scientific Advisor, University of Illinois, Chicago

David Healy, MD, FRCPsych

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Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine

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Scientific Advisor, University of Calgary

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Scientific Advisor, Florida State University

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Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine

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Scientific Advisor, University of New Mexico

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Scientific Advisor, Bainbridge Island, WA

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Scientific Advisor, University of Pittsburgh

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