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Value from Suicide Attempts: The Way Forward


A powerful video sharing key recommendations in the report "The Way Forward: Pathways to hope, recovery, and wellness with insights from lived experience," prepared by the Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

This comprehensive report on suicide attempt survivors and suicide prevention is a major step in lived experience advocacy.

There will be a one hour tweetchat on Thursday, July 10 at 12:30 pm ET using the hashtag #WayForward. Suicide...
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Suicide Attempt Survivor Voices


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...
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‘To This Day’ Live at TED


Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan gives a live performance of "To This Day" in a TED Talk. Accompanied by a violinist, as well as the crowdsourced animation from the viral video (with million views and counting), Shane also gives a longer introduction with more talk about bullying and growing up.

Rousing, touching, funny and sad, this is a beautiful performance that received a standing ovation. Transcript available in nine languages.

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Being Suicidal


A woman talks about her experiences with being suicidal in "You want to die," with the important message that it gets better, and links to get help. She describes several situations with suicidal thoughts, being affected by a parent's suicide plans, and talks about how she made it through and is now thriving. A powerful video with an authentic voice.

Melissa C. Water also has a YouTube channel with with over 10,000 subscribers featuring videos about mental...
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To This Day: Recovering from Bullying


Heartwrenching and visually exquisite, "To This Day" is an animated journey into the effects of bullying.

Mental health problems, long lasting impacts on self-esteem, and other consequences result from bullying in youth. But as well as exploring those themes in touching ways, this video inspires people to recover and look to their own beauty. A great way to begin an anti-bullying conversation from the perspective of recovery instead of empty "end bullying" sloganeering, this video immediately went viral, with...
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Mental Illness Awareness Week Face to Face


Face-to-Face with Sandra Yuen Mackay

- A Vancouver woman who has schizoaffective disorder is profiled in a video produced for Mental Illness Awareness Week Canada 2012 (September 30 - October 6).

Sandra Yuen Mackay is an artist and author chosen as one of the campaign's Faces of Mental Illness 2012. She wrote a memoir ("My Schizophrenic Life") about living with the disorder, and she shares tips on how she has learned to cope, including using the Wellness Recovery...
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