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Talking to Kids About a Family Suicide Attempt

An excellent, well-researched and professionally produced video takes on a difficult task: how to talk to kids and teens about a suicide attempt made by a family member or friend.

With four scenarios, this video offers advice and examples, with acted-out dialogues. It talks about how to handle discussions differently with kids in three age groups: preschoolers, school-aged children, and teenagers.

The web site also offers additional resources and information, such as places to turn in America...
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Face-to-Face with Mark Henick on Mental Health Awareness Day

A brief interview with Mark Henick, a board member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and person with lived experience of mental health issues and suicide attempts.

Mark's tireless mental health advocacy to combat stigma has led to numerous speaking engagements, including a popular TEDxToronto talk on "Why we Choose Suicide."

This year for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Mark has been chosen as one of the Faces of Mental Illness.

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Finding Hope from an Attempt Survivor on World Suicide Prevention Day

In Finding Hope, a short and inspiring video, a child sexual abuse survivor talks about his suicide attempt and recovery.

No matter how close to the brink you may be or have been, there is hope. Read this first, then reach out for help. Find a telephone helpline near you with this global directory, or if you prefer not to use a phone, find international crisis chat and other online services through Online Suicide Help.

Learn more...
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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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Powerful Suicide Attempt Survivor Documentary

A Voice At The Table is a half-hour documentary featuring interviews with four healed suicide attempt survivors advocating for suicide prevention.

It's a powerful look at a topic that is too often overlooked: the knowledge of attempt survivors. With the work of these four activists and others, it's now more prominent.

Features Cara Anna of What Happens Now? and Talking About Suicide, Craig Miller, author of This is How it Feels, Dese'Rae Stage of Live Through...
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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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High Tech Suicide Prevention

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....
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A Simple Guide to Helping a Suicidal Person

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...
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