National Suicide Prevention Week 2019 — AFSP

 

Dr. Doreen Marshall talks about how to have a #RealConvo.

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Dr. Matt Wintersteen talks about asking young people “are you okay?”

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Ask Dr. Jill about tackling how to have a #RealConvo about mental health!

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Dr. Yeates Conwell talks about asking an older adult about suicide.

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Dr. Josh Gordon talks about how asking about suicide reduces the risk.

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Dr. Lisa Horowitz discusses how parents can talk to kids about suicide.

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Sample messages for social media.

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This National Suicide Prevention Week, have a #RealConvo about mental health! Whether that means active listening, talking through it, or just being with someone, all are equally important.

It’s time to shift the culture and have an open and honest conversation about #mentalhealth. Have you had a #RealConvo today?

If you’re unsure of how to reach out to a friend that’s struggling, here are some quick pointers you can use for having a #RealConvo: https://afsp.org/how-to-start-and-continue-a-conversation-about-mental-health-a-realconvo-guide-from-afsp

You don’t need special training to have an open, authentic conversation about mental health.

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Someone opening up is a positive thing, because it’s an opportunity to help.

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Here is some straightforward guidance for having a conversation that can make all the difference.

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Ten helpful tips to help you navigate conversations with suicide loss survivors in a kind and responsible way.

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Sometimes, the words we use when we talk about suicide prevention can be confusing.

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When people and communities take action, lives can be saved.

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Freshman year was hard for me. I had moved out of state, and had just been diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

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Text is how a lot of us communicate. Not every serious conversation is going to happen face-to-face.

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Our quality of life would dramatically improve if we learned and practiced emotional hygiene.

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We use LGBT suicide research to recommend a multidimensional perspective on what contributes to suicide risk.

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I love to listen, and being a canvas for someone you love is rewarding.

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My story might make you feel uncomfortable. It shouldn’t.

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august

22aug8:00 pm9:00 pmTwitter chat with @sspencerthomas and AFSP's SVP of Communications and Marketing Stephanie Rogers

september

05sep12:00 pm2:00 pmNIMH Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Jane Pearson – Suicide Prevention

09sep12:00 pm1:00 pmJoint Commission Suicide Prevention Webinar: Implementing the Safety Planning Intervention in Your Organization

09sep2:00 pm3:00 pmTwitter chat with @action_alliance and AFSP's VP of Programs Doreen Marshall

10sep2:00 pm3:00 pmWorld Suicide Prevention Day Twitter chat with @800273TALK and AFSP's VP of Programs Doreen Marshall

18sep3:00 pm4:00 pmPublic Policy Webinar - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

25sep3:00 pm4:00 pmPublic Policy Webinar - Advocating for Crisis Lines