How can you get from hurting to healing after a suicidal crisis?
Are you still hurting even though you've survived a suicidal crisis? There are pathways to healing and recovery. You can even go beyond recovery. You can learn from suicidal experiences, improving your life and helping others.
You can do this.
This educational site is designed to help you recover after getting through a suicidal crisis, and then support your journey toward a new life. Decades of research, training, and personal experience have been applied to pave the way for your recovery and growth. However, the Academy does not provide treatment.
Your life is valuable. Recovery and growth start with your safety.
If you're currently in crisis, then the information here isn't going to be as useful as it will be later. At the moment, you'll get more out of talking with a trained counselor who is available 24/7 to listen, provide support, and get you help. That's what a local crisis center can provide for you. Learn more at the Lifeline website.
Now then... What happens after crisis counseling? What do you do after leaving the hospital or emergency room?
That's where this Lived Experience Academy can help. You don't have to figure it out alone.
Let's keep going but you'll also find two resources right here in case you need help.
It's great to see that you got through the crisis and are now on more stable ground. You might be ready to start putting your life back together.
Let's talk about "Post-Suicidal Growth" - the type of personal growth that can happen following recovery from a suicidal crisis.
The pathway used at the Academy involves 5 stages. The first two are Stabilizing and Recovery:
Post-Suicidal Growth involves going beyond that initial level of recovery, learning from suicidal experience, and changing your life with that knowledge (see the Stages below).
At the Lived Experience Academy we pursue post-suicidal growth by learning and applying information from the three stages that can follow after healing and recovery:
Here we're developing information, resources, and guidance from the suicide attempt survivor who developed the path used here - Dr. DeQuincy Lezine. There's a strong commitment to helping everyone who joins this path toward Post-Suicidal Growth, and the website is evolving in response to community needs.
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