Ways To Help A Loved One At Risk Of Suicide

 

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If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. 

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and we wanted to offer some hope and solutions. Both what we can do on an individual level, and what changes need to happen at the community or governmental level. Today's guests will tell you that addressing the stigma around mental health can help save lives. 

The 21st is joined by a professor of pyschology, a member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the founder of Angel Forever Foundation Suicide Prevention in Champaign, Illinois to hear more about how addressing the stigma around mental health is one thing we can do to help save lives. 

Guests:

Dr. Kristin Kenefick, Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 

Steve Moore, Co-Chair, Board of Directors of the Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and member of AFSP’s National Public Policy Council 

Sebastian Klein Founder and Advocate of Angel Forever Foundation Suicide Prevention, Champaign

 

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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