Head & Neck CancerSurvivorship

Why Suicide Rates Among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Are High — and What We Can Do About It

A cancer researcher shares his findings and the urgent need to support survivors' mental health

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    Sheila M. Eldred

    Sheila M. Eldred


    Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from life-threatening diseases to elite athletes. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.