The American Association of Suicidology 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles featured the panel, ‘Can You Hear Me Now? New Voices of Attempt Survivors.’
This historic, inspiring panel coincided with the launch of a new Attempt Survivors Division of the AAS, a move heralded as a major achievement in suicide prevention in the movement to include people who’ve been suicidal.
Soon after, the New York Times featured an article about attempt survivors. It includes an interview with Dese’Rae Stage of the Live Through This project, showcasing attempt survivor portraits and interviews.
These are all major milestones in attempt survivor visibility and involvement in suicide prevention. Congratulations to all who spoke out!
Big Daddy Taz performs standup comedy about mental health in the “Bipolar Buddha Set,” onstage at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
Skype video conferencing event featuring Sinead O’Connor, Kate Bornstein, and Roy Henry Vickers, on World Suicide Prevention Day 2012.
A clip from the Q&A after a panel presentation about mental illness in the media, discussing how people can share stories with public speaking to fight stigma.
Psychotherapy along with meds is the best approach, says Kay Redfield Jamison, Evelyn Saks, and Eric Kandel.
Debate on the pursuit of happiness: internal or external? Pleasure or satisfaction? Experts in diverse fields discuss issues.
Basketball game awareness event for suicide prevention, by 1lyfe.org.
Video contest theme: is madness an issue of public space?
Big issues in neuroethics.
Musicians performing under stress.