Reporters looking for people that fit this criteria

suicide prevention

Reporting guidelines from AFSP are here.

For stories on the topic of suicide awareness and suicide screening, two local Richmond VA reporters are looking for people that fit this criteria.

1. For the subject of suicide screening, one is interested in talking with a family member of someone who took his/her life not long after visiting PCP or pediatrician. Three months would be the criteria. This is in Richmond Virginia and surrounding areas. We are not looking to accuse a medical practice or doctor. The focus is to emphasize that studies show that 80% of those who take their life have seen a physician within 3 months of their death.

2. For the subject of teen suicide prevention and awareness, another local reporter is looking for teens willing to be interviewed on camera either disguised so your identity is not revealed, or a regular interview–your choice. This is also Richmond Virginia and surrounding areas.

Please use the contact form here to let me know if you fit either of these criteria and wish to be the voice in suicide prevention.

In both cases, I might ask you questions and/or check with loved ones to make sure you are in a place where you would be OK be interviewed.

Reporting guidelines from AFSP are here. 

PRESENTATION: Suicide Screening: Are we asking the right questions?

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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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