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Facebook Live March 4th

REMINDER

Cassandra Seda and I will be going live for Suicide Prevention Allies Monday, March 4th 7pm EST, 6pm CST, 5pm MST to discuss suicide related content and trends and to provide you with some talking points so you can have a meaningful conversation with your kids about safe internet use and to better equip you to prevent suicide in relation to social media.

We hope you’ll join us. This is a great time to ask questions and learn more about what we do as well.

#suicideprevention #wellness #mentalhealth #socialmedia #socialmediastrategy #facebooklive #ama

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September on the Horizon

I’ve been jokingly referring to this week as my College Tour.

I trekked two hours, to Russellville, Arkansas to teach a safeTALK course to 20 Arkansas Tech University Career Center instructors. There I met an assortment of people and professions. We had hard discussions about how close to home this issue was for them, and the difficulties we face when trying to navigate the many situations we can have thrust upon us. The world seemed small when several in the room shared a single tragic encounter. No matter how small the world may feel, this problem is devastatingly large. When I left my new allies, I felt hopeful as we made plans to continue these conversations and expand our net of compassion and education. Tired but determined, I headed to my next stop.

An hour down the road, took me to Conway, Arkansas and the University of Central Arkansas early the next morning. We went in five allies deep to teach 150 resident advisors, peer coaches, and resident coordinators suicide prevention, the process of seeking mental health help, how to increase their knowledge of community resources, and last but not least resilience and coping skills.

I kicked off the day by sharing my story. It is all too often a shared story many know in a deeply personal way. The room was filled with tears, laughter, of course, my awkward jokes, and a sense of why it is vital that we encourage people to be educated around the issue of suicide.

Rainy mornings don’t make for the best settings, but we faced the day full of passion and purpose. By the end of it, we changed some minds, found new allies, and left many feeling less alone in this sometimes isolating world.

Days like this bring my heart solace. Maybe, just maybe, one person can be reached.

 

The conversation has begun.

#suicideprevention #speak #thankyou #uca #arkansas

Arkansas Tech University

University of Central Arkansas

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A Suicide Loss: Please Help this Family who is now left Gathering Pieces of their Broken Family

I would like to take a moment and share a loss with you all. Suicide is 100% preventable. Colette leaves behind a daughter (with whom I now sympathize) and a grieving husband. They will have countless questions for years to come. Please help if your heart guides you to do so. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Colette Hughes left this material plane and died suddenly at her own hand on Monday 7th July 2014 at 4.30pm. Colette was a gorgeous, wonderful and amazing human being she was; a pure expression of womanhood, funny, warmhearted and utterly adored by all who knew her. She was a true force of goodness, a brilliant teacher and role model.

She was also the most beautiful, sensual, graceful and charming Egyptian Dance performer of her generation. Check out her website: http://www.amirabellydance.net

If anyone would like to help we would be very grateful for any contributions, however small, towards the immediate costs we are faced with and to help us get through the massive life transition ahead of us. The simplest way is via http://www.paypal.com Our registered paypal address is info@spiritualpsychologyofacting.com

Please hold a memory of the real Colette in heart and mind, bless her with your prayers of peace, and please let’s all help her on her way.

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