In NAMI’s Ask the Expert: Suicide Prevention Webinar Series, NAMI welcomes our colleagues at AFSP and The JED Foundation, as well as contributors to NAMI’s first-ever book “You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health,” to share their work and experience in a variety of suicide prevention efforts. This multi-part series will provide an overview of current efforts in suicide prevention work, share inspiring stories from suicide loss survivors and offer creative solutions to raising awareness in our own communities.
As part of NAMI’s mission to engage in advocacy, education, support and public awareness in pursuit of better outcomes for those affected by mental illness, this series aims to provide a comprehensive look at the state of suicide prevention efforts and to inspire individuals to embark on their own journeys to raise awareness and find hope.
The series, moderated by NAMI Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth, will feature insights from psychologists, researchers, policymakers and creative individuals who have used their own experience to fight for change.
Session 1: The AFSP & The JED Foundation — Thursday, September 8, 2022
This first webinar of the series will feature colleagues from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The JED Foundation to provide updates on their work in suicide prevention, including information on the AFSP’s Project 2025.
Session 2: Making Meaning of Loss – Stories from Lived Experience — Thursday, September 15, 2022
Join NAMI Ask the Expert as Dr. Ken Duckworth welcomes four individuals who shared their stories of surviving suicide loss in the Chapter: Making Meaning of Loss by Suicide from the upcoming book, You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health.
Session 3: Creative Approaches to Suicide Prevention — Thursday, September 22, 2022
Join NAMI Ask the Expert as we welcome 3 individuals interviewed for the NAMI book who share their experiences in creative suicide prevention work, including prevention programs and initiatives in the dramatic arts, baking and food service, and the creation of an advocacy superhero.
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