In this webinar hosted by Suicide Prevention Australia features the Lived Experience Network along with Kevin Hines and Kevin Briggs from the US about what suicide prevention can learn from these valuable perspectives:
David Covington talks about suicide prevention engagement with suicide attempt survivors and the critical concept that there should be “nothing about us, without us.”
Heidi Bryan talks briefly about being in suicide prevention, and how applying lived expertise as part of this field can serve as a protective factor.
Here Franklin Cook and Eric Marcus talk about losing their fathers to suicide, the small circle of peer support professionals, and why they have been engaged in this work.
One way that people can use their lived expertise as volunteers is through advocacy. One potential opportunity is becoming an AFSP Field Advocate:
With a solid foundation, positive growth, and relevant skills, the last step is to apply your lived expertise to help with suicide prevention, recovery and life promotion. The selected image for this category is the Andromeda Galaxy, and it is a beautiful celestial photo highlighting the trillion stars found in that galaxy. In public talks referring… Continue reading Suicide Prevention: Applied expertise