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Joshua York Legacy Foundation

I’m in White Marsh, Maryland this week consulting on suicide prevention, postvention, and outreach strategies for the Joshua York Legacy Foundation.

If you don’t already know about them, you should check them out. An amazing group of people who are doing everything they can to lift others up.

“Strengthening lives with love.” -JYLF

Check out their Facebook group Suicide Prevention Rocks to see some of their amazing work.

#suicideprevention #jylf #suicidepreventionrocks # #mentalhealth #livedexperience #inspire #schools #lawenforcement

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For the Love of Live Event

On Saturday, the community will have an opportunity to come together and celebrate life while standing up and speaking out about suicide.

Arkansas is ranked ninth in the nation for the highest rate of suicide. Susie Reynolds Reece, executive director of Suicide Prevention Allies, said the state loses one person to suicide every 12 hours.

And, for every one death, there are 25 attempted suicides, Reece said.

Read the rest of the article here:

https://www.hotsr.com/news/2019/jul/03/for-the-love-of-live-to-shed-light-on-s/?news

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2019-2020 School Year

In math class today I learned that two out of 24 students has made a suicide attempt in the past year. (CDC, 2014) Before today, I didn’t realize I wasn’t the only one. 

In english class today, I realized that my creative writing was beautifully grim but not realistic enough to be taken seriously. I wish my teacher had asked me if I was struggling. 

At lunch today, I learned how to hide that I was eating my food in the library so no one realized I don’t have any friends to sit with. 

In art class today, I learned that I can only express so much of my pain before it makes others uncomfortable. Honestly, I wish they knew how much I held back. 

On the bus today, I saw how the driver noticed I was being taunted but didn’t know how to tell them to stop. 

At school today, I was safe. No one knows what its like for me at home. 

As these final few days of the school year are coming to a close, some of you are thinking about summer fun, some are already counting down the days to the next school year. What are we doing to prepare for our students? We should educate on suicide prevention every year, is your school educated? Book your 2019/2020 session(s) today. 

#suicideprevention #20192020 #schoollife #students #sfaconsulting #speaker #publicspeaker

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