September is suicide awareness month.
For my Facebook LIVE event on Sunday, September 11 from 6:30pm-7pm, I’d like to have a 18-28 year old suicide attempt survivor join me to talk about what he/she went through and offer a message that raises awareness and inspires hope.
I consulted with a board member at the Virginia Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention for the guidelines below in finding this person.
Here’s what I’m Looking For
- Male or female, age 18-28. It can be two people although we will be crowded. But I’m up for it.
- A suicide attempt survivor
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Date: Sunday, August 14
Where: My facebook page
Schedule of Events is here
Topic: De-stigmatizing Antidepressants–Once Again
In looking over the comments from the last Facebook LIVE, I saw that there was a lot of misunderstanding as it relates to antidepressants and other mental health medications. Given that the suicide rates have dramatically increased, I thought we’d tackle the topic. This will not be a discussion on specific antidepressants but more about the stigma related to using them. We will leave that to the psychiatrists.
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