Today I go "down the rabbit hole" to discuss a topic many of us suicide loss survivors discuss often -- Suicide Prevention -- and what DOES it mean? It sure comes off as shameful more than helpful a lot -- or does it? Are we just too sensitive?? Well, I don't think so, BUT I also think we have to lead the effort to change the messaging because most people in charge of it -- just don't get it, for a good reason - they haven't experienced a suicide loss - so, "we" have to be willing to lead the charge in making a change.... right?
This is a starting point of how I feel, and I hope to do a deeper dive on this topic with a guest in the near future. There is so very much to think about and the topic is complicated but so necessary. We need to promote mental health empowerment and have a counter-shame culture. We need less judgement and more tolerance. We need less complication and more openness. We need to be tolerant and sensitive and kind.
Also see the links below to check out all of the NEW things happening here at the Leftover Pieces. Talk soon! - Melissa
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