Suicide Attempt Survivor Voices

By Sandra Kiume

The American Association of Suicidology 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles featured the panel, ‘Can You Hear Me Now? New Voices of Attempt Survivors.’

It includes presentations by Cara Anna, Dese’Rae Stage, Samantha Nadler, Misha Kessler, and Craig A. Miller.

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!

Producer: American Association of Suicidology Featuring: Cara Anna, Dese'Rae Stage, Samantha Nadler, Misha Kessler, Craig A. Miller
Format: Flash Date: 12/04/14
Length: 00:41:21  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/oYMlJlkH2S0
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All About World Bipolar Day

By Sandra Kiume

For World Bipolar Day on March 30, 2014, Matthew McKenzie of London, England created a video to celebrate and inform.

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Producer: Matthew McKenzie Featuring: Matthew McKenzie
Format: Flash Date: 30/03/14
Length: 00:10:58  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/cCRcoBIk46g
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High Tech Suicide Prevention

By Sandra Kiume

Two suicide prevention advocates from Grassroots Suicide Prevention talk about developments in e-health, including search engines, smartphones, and social media.

They discuss search engine optimization for the term “I want to kill myself,” and how Apple has improved the Siri interface after user feedback. They also mention Facebook and Twitter’s systems for reporting suicidal content.

The interesting thing about all those methods is that they simply provide a phone hotline number to the suicidal person, which they must then phone. For people using the Internet because they don’t want to use a phone, there are alternatives, listed in the Online Suicide Help directory.

As technology develops, suicide prevention must adapt to new platforms.

 

Producer: Grassroots Suicide Prevention Featuring: Chris Brown, Tiff
Format: Flash Date: 20/02/14
Length: 00:05:38  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/xdSVs9wGVh0
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Learning to Accept Yourself with Self-Kindness

By Sandra Kiume

An interview with Kristin Neff on the definition and practice of self-kindness.

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Producer: Kristin Neff Featuring: Kristin Neff
Format: Flash Date: 19/01/11
Length: 00:04:39  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/BjvYhd34fgc
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A Simple Guide to Helping a Suicidal Person

By Sandra Kiume

Psychalive presents a practical, step-by-step video guide on how to help someone you know who may be suicidal.

Listening skills, assessment, and how to develop an action plan are all explained in easy to understand language for the average person.

If you’re feeling suicidal right now, please reach out to talk to someone about it. There is hope, and help is available. Here’s a directory of helplines around the world, and another directory of online supports if you’re more comfortable chatting over a computer than talking on a phone.

Producer: Psychalive Featuring: Lisa Firestone
Format: Flash Date: 03/10/10
Length: 00:04:12  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/MIWpWpwrFUY
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Brains, Minds, and Institutions

By Sandra Kiume

A fascinating look at reductionism and three parts of the brain: cells, mental states, and products of human brains ranging from tools and books to institutional systems of government and law.

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Producer: National Core for Neuroethics Featuring: Max Cameron
Format: Flash Date: 23/10/13
Length: 00:06:51  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/mxs3ecgHsTU
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Young Woman Attacks Panic

By Sandra Kiume

In a video diary style short shared by Anxiety BC, Millie explains what it’s like for her to have panic attacks and how she’s working to recover.

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Producer: Anxiety BC Featuring: Millie
Format: Flash Date: 26/06/12
Length: 00:02:37  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/rS6Ov4DsfJ0
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Taming the Black Dog of Depression

By Sandra Kiume

Illustrator and speaker Matthew Johnstone created the short animated video “I Had a Black Dog” for the World Health Organization, for the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2012. Recently it’s gone viral, and it’s easy to see why.

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Producer: World Health Organization Featuring: Matthew Johnstone
Format: Flash Date: 02/10/12
Length: 00:04:18  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/XiCrniLQGYc
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Elders Reacting to a Brain Surgery Vlog

By Sandra Kiume

In this touching video, a vlogger (video blogger) who has brain cancer documents his surgery to remove a tumour, during which he was awake, and elders react to the video.

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Producer: CTFxC Featuring: Charles Trippy, elders
Format: Flash Date: 12/12/13
Length: 00:11:45  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/1gg1P090DDc
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3 Steps to Change a Habit

By Sandra Kiume

Change Habits: Breaking Bad Behaviours by Owen Fitzpatrick is a brief and interesting animated video explaining the crux of the process.

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Producer: Owen Fitzpatrick Featuring: Owen Fitzpatrick
Format: Flash Date: 04/12/13
Length: 00:04:56  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/CojSlsMwDOg
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