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David Sack, MD

David Sack, MD
David Sack, MD, CEO of Elements Behavioral Health, is board certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine. After earning his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completing his residency in psychiatry at the UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute, he worked as a senior clinical scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health and as senior vice president for clinical research for Comprehensive Neurosciences. Dr. Sack is actively involved in programming at every one of Elements’ programs. He brings a level of clinical sophistication to each treatment program that is unparalleled in the treatment field. His background in both research and treatment enables Dr. Sack to enrich each program and ensure that every decision made takes into consideration the impact on clinical effectiveness. Dr. Sack’s expertise in addiction and mental health has made him a sought-after expert by the media. He is often quoted in major newspapers (NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post); appears on television shows such as The Doctors, Dateline NBC, and Good Morning America; and writes regularly for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and Psych Central.

Inside the Tragedy of Bullying and Youth Suicide

Involvement with bullying, whether as a victim, a perpetrator, or a witness, means a higher risk of suicide-related behavior, including thinking about or planning suicide and suicide attempts.