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Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention: AAS Lived Experience - Part 1
20 June 2018
During the 2018 AAS conference we had the opportunity to record a number of brief podcasts with leaders in the Lived Experience community. This week we'll release 3 of these and next week we'll drop the other 2. So for this week we have:
AFSP Suicide Outreach Program with Doreen Marshall and Shannon Donnick
Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is an organization with chapters across the country, whose mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
One of the many programs sponsored by AFSP is the Survivor Outreach Program, which provides support to those who have recently lost a loved one to suicide. The program, available in-person, by phone, or video call, connects recent survivors of suicide loss with trained loss survivors who’ve had time to heal, know what these people are going through, and can help them on their way.
Here to talk about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Survivor Outreach Program, are Doreen Marshall, who is AFSP’s Vice President of Programs, and Shannon Donnick, Manager of AFSP’s Loss and Healing Programs.
Listen to the podcast AFSP Suicide Outreach Program with Doreen Marshall and Shannon Donnick
Lived Expertise with DeQuincy Lezine
Adam caught up with DeQuincy on the 2nd day of the AAS conference in the evening just before a movie showing. We were all a bit spent but game.
DeQuincy is a suicide attempt survivor who has been active in suicide prevention since 1996, including roles in the development of national and state suicide prevention plans. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester focused on public health approaches to suicide prevention. Dr. Lezine is the Co-Chair of the Consumer Survivor Subcommittee for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and a member of the Steering Committee for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
He is also a member of the Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force, of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and principal author on the Way Forward: Pathways to Hope, Recovery, and Wellness with Insights from Lived Experience which is in press. He has also worked with organizations including Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) USA, Organization for Attempters and Survivors in Interfaith Services (OASSIS), National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), and the Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Council. Dr. Lezine is the author of Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide (Oxford University Press, 2008) and President & CEO of Prevention Communities, focusing on suicide prevention and mental health promotion.
Listen to the podcast Lived Expertise with DeQuincy Lezine
Scroll down on this page to find DeQuincy Lezine, AAS Attempt Survivors/Lived Experience Division Chair.
Follow on Twiiter: @DrLezine
AFSP Survivors of Suicide Loss Day with Doreen Marshal and Brandon English
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day takes place on November 17. Known as Survivor Day, the event, which is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. In 2017, there were close to 400 Survivor Day events in more than 20 countries.
Here to talk with us about Survivor Day, and how people can heal from a suicide loss, are Doreen Marshall, who is AFSP’s Vice President of Programs, and Brandon English, Director of AFSP’s Loss and Healing Programs.
Listen to the podcast AFSP Survivors of Suicide Loss Day with Doreen Marshal and Brandon English
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Categories: Suicide Prevention
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