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Things are about to get intense…

by | 03/24/2014 | 0 comments

Hi all:

Long time, no talk. I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes lately, so the stories are coming every other week instead of weekly. Here’s why:

I’ll be in Boston from April 5th through 7th, and I’ll be in Los Angeles from the 9th through the 14th. Between the two cities, I’ll be collecting the stories of 20 attempt survivors.

Lots happening while I’m in LA! I’ll be at the American Association of Suicidology‘s annual conference, both as a member of the Social Media Team (this is the reason for the memes I’ve been posting lately, if you were curious) AND as a member of a lived experience panel entitled Can You Hear Me Now? New Voices of Attempt Survivors. This is pretty exciting, because I get to talk to the nation’s top professionals in the mental health field about Live Through This and what it’s been like to work with and connect a community of suicide attempt survivors to one another. Oh, and I should also mention that I’ll be recording an episode of Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin while I’m there, too.

One more thing before I go: On March 12th, while in the middle of the Most Terrible Stomach Flu to Ever Exist, I told the story of my own suicide attempt and how I moved from pursuing suicide awareness in academia to doing so using art as my vehicle for the Mental Health edition of the Story Collider. Aleksandar Cosic caught the whole thing on video for your viewing pleasure.

I hope everything is as well as can be with all of you, and don’t forget:

Upcoming Events

September 5, 2018
IARF & IABH Better Together Conference
Chicago, IL

September 10, 2018
Clackamas County Ask the Question Project
Oregon City, OR

 

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