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International perspectives on lived expertise creating systems and culture change

AAS Conference, April 27th 2017, 4:00 PM

Authors: Spencer-Thomas, Nash, Higgins, Breen, Cumiskey, Sanford

 Summary Authors (Twitter)
  • People with lived experience in the US are being sought out to help with:
    • program development
    • inspiring hope and recovery
    • leveraing systems and culture change
  • Panel shares power of “lived expertise” from Australia, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Canada, and US
  • Integrating lived expertise in Canada through education, awareness, and engaging stakeholders
  • National program in Ireland providing specialized treatment for suicidal individuals and bereavement counseling
  • Sharing lived expertise to reduce stigma, increase partnerships between loss and attempt survivors, and engaging international organizations
  • Using lived expertise as part of psychotherapy and non-profit leadership promoting change in suicide prevention systems and culture
Sally Spencer-Thomas
Tana Nash
Brian J Higgins
Lauren Breen
Fergus Cumiskey
(related: @ContactNI)
Rebecca Sanford

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