-Videos of recent talks
4/29/14- The Boston Globe featured a very well written story on the front page. The article, 'Suicide attempt survivors go public in hope of aiding many at risk,' discusses the attempt survivor movement in the suicide prevention community and highlights the work that me and many others are doing. Read it here.
#WayForward A compilation video of those with lived experience talking about what we would like to see in the suicide prevention field. Follow the link and check out all the videos from not only people with lived experience but from many others who support the #WayForward. Also follow the hashtag #WayForward on Twitter and Facebook.
The American Association of Suicidology announced the start of The Lived Experience Division. For the first time, those with lived experience of suicidal thinking will have an official voice and representation. Read the announcement release here.
- I am also very excited to announce that I have been chosen as a member of the AAS Speakers Bureau.
-Our attempt survivor panel discussion received an amazing response at the AAS National Conference in LA. See the video here.
- Check out some of these articles about the attempt survivor/ lived experience movement that have been making headlines.
-New York Times
Leadership Recognition Award
On March 28th I was honored to receive a Leadership Recognition Award in Suicide Prevention by the Bristol County Suicide Prevention Coalition. The ceremony took place at a Legislative Breakfast and award was presented to me by Dr. Phil Rodgers, Vice President of Design, Development, and Evaluation at LivingWorks.
Manhattan Photo Exhibit
Many of you know I have a love for photography. It's one of the ways I find balance. You may also know that I've strongly supported Broken Light Collective for some time now. They have featured many of my photos as well as countless others from around the world. From June 26 - Aug 13 they will be holding an exhibit at the Foundation Gallery in New York City. I'm incredibly honored to have one of my photos as part of the exhibit. Broken Light has also announced the startup of their non-profit organization. Please take moment and watch this video. It's absolutely amazing and left me in tears. You may recognize some of photos in it too.
I am honored to have another one of my photos and stories featured on Broken Light: A Photograph Collective. Broken Light is a site founded and run by Danielle Hark and a group of volunteers.
From their website: "Broken Light’s main goal is to create a safe and accepting environment where photographers of all levels who are affected by mental health issues can display their work, as well as inspire one another to keep going and keep creating, despite the dark or scary places in which they may find themselves."
I personally support this cause wholeheartedly and believe deeply in the healing power of creativity. You can read the story behind this photo here.
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