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Justin Marotta, right, takes his oral mid-term exam for a suicide prevention course at the Simmons College School of Social Work. Laura Goodman, left, is role-playing as the client, as course instructor Kim O'Brien observes. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Justin Marotta, right, takes his oral mid-term exam for a suicide prevention course at the Simmons College School of Social Work. Laura Goodman, left, is role-playing as the client, as course instructor Kim O'Brien observes. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

For the depressed and suicidal, finding someone who can help can be a challenge. Most clinicians are not properly trained to assess and treat people for suicidal risk.

The School of Social Work at Simmons College in Boston aims to change that. Lynn Jolicoeur from Here & Now contributor WBUR explains.

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Lynn Jolicoeur, WBUR contributor. She tweets @LMJolicoeur

This segment aired on June 21, 2016.

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