Discover a blueprint for Post-Suicidal Growth
How to get Post-Suicidal Growth
5 Stages for Post-Suicidal Growth
Growth and the LivedExp Academy
A Path to
Recovery and Growth
after a Suicidal Crisis
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Post-Suicidal Growth (#PSG) is the process of recovery and growth following a suicidal crisis. This is the term for how people get back up and get better after a suicidal experience of their own, or someone they care about.
You can get more detailed information above - from the video and emailed to you through the form. However, here are the 5 essential stages that I use for recovery and growth after a suicidal crisis:
I attempted suicide during college but transformed my experience into advocacy by forming the first student-led college mental health and suicide prevention group (Brown University chapter of the Suicide Prevention Action Network; B-SPAN).
Since 1996, I have worked with many organizations to promote suicide prevention including the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI); La Frontera / EMPACT Suicide Prevention Center; National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance; Suicide Attempt Survivor Task Force and Impact Group); and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC).
I was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Voice Awards by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
After graduating from UCLA with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, I completed a postdoctoral research fellowship focused on public health approaches to suicide prevention at the University of Rochester Center for the Prevention and Study of Suicide.
As a professional writer, I'm the author of Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope over Suicide and 13 Answers for the 13 Reasons Why, as well as primary writer of The Way Forward: Pathways to hope, recovery, and wellness with insights from lived experience released in 2014 by the Action Alliance (Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force).
I serve as the Chair of the Attempt Survivor and Lived Experience Division of the American Association of Suicidology, and Co-Chair of the Consumer Survivor Committee for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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