Casting a Wider Net to Prevent Suicide – Musings from the 2016 American Association of Suicidology Conference

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Recovery, Suicide | Comments Off on Casting a Wider Net to Prevent Suicide – Musings from the 2016 American Association of Suicidology Conference

By Susan Millender, GPS Executive Director   I was fortunate to be able to attend this year’s AAS Conference in Chicago, IL, March 29th – April 2nd.  The association’s 49th Annual Conference theme was ‘Suicidology: A Place for Everyone’ and the program offerings delivered on that promise for me and more than a thousand others – students, loss survivors, researchers, clinicians, preventionists, attempt survivors and others in attendance. Not only did the conference program provide myriad experiences and perspectives on suicide but it also challenged the traditional approach...

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Musings from the 49th Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in GPS for Youth and Families, King County, Suicide | Comments Off on Musings from the 49th Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference

Musings from the 49th Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference

By Susan Millender, GPS Executive Director   I am attending the American Association of Suicidology Conference this week, along with more than 1,000 loss survivors, researchers, mental health therapist, substance abuse treatment providers and other professionals in the field of suicide prevention. After suicide hit close to home in our own King County youth and family peer support network twice in the past two years, I felt it important to gain more information and talk with others about the prevention work going on in their communities. More than a few King County teachers and school...

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Momentary Healing

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Children's Mental Health, depression, Mental Illness, Recovery, Suicide, Video | Comments Off on Momentary Healing

Wynne Lee, 17, struggled with depression and cultural expectations for several years. The teen from Diamond Bar, California, is like many kids from Asian American families who often have trouble finding appropriate treatment. Watch the video:   Reprinted from Children’s Mental Health...

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On Losing My Darling Natalie – Children’s Mental Health Network

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Children's Mental Health, depression, Mental Illness, Suicide | Comments Off on On Losing My Darling Natalie – Children’s Mental Health Network

A touching story of a mom and her daughter’s struggle with mental health published in the Children’s Mental Health Network. On Losing My Darling Natalie – Doris Fuller I lost my darling daughter Natalie to terminal mental illness last weekend.  She killed herself one month short of her 29th birthday by stepping in front of a train in Baltimore.

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October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Bullying, Children's Mental Health, depression, family support, Mental Illness, Recovery, Suicide | Comments Off on October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention are offering two free webinars focused on important topics related to bullying prevention. The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools October 27th, 1:30-3 p.m. EST Too often, tragic stories of young people dying by suicide headline the news.  Often the media link these suicide deaths directly to bullying behaviors.  The deaths of these young people devastate families, schools, and communities.  As school staff in daily contact with these youth, you are uniquely affected by these events and may feel...

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September 10, 2014, WORLD SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in depression, family support, foster teens, Suicide, Uncategorized | Comments Off on September 10, 2014, WORLD SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY

Today is World Suicide Awareness Day. Suicide is a subject that is hard to talk about and too infrequently discussed until our awareness is heightened by a sudden, shocking, seemingly incomprehensible tragedy.  Out of the tragedy of the death of comedian/actor Robin Williams comes the catalyst to learn more about depression and early warning signs and clues of suicide. Today we share a powerful graphic containing important and helpful information about suicide. Read it and share it with others. http://www.socialworkdegreecenter.com/suicide-notes/ If your sadness doesn’t go away, or keeps...

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