• Preventing Māori suicide: Improving care and intervention
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    Preventing Māori suicide: Improving care and intervention

    Presenter: Opening karakia, mihi Pania: Tēna tātou. Tēnā koutou. Nau mai hoki mai ki ēnei o ngā raupapa webinar mate whakamomori. Ko Pania Lee tēnei māua ko Moira Clunie. Welcome back to the final webinar of the series on Māori suicide prevention brought to you by the Mental Health Foundation in collaboration with Victoria University and with the support of the Ministry of Health. For those of you who are just joining us today, my name is Pania Lee and this is Moira Clunie, and we will be facilitating today’s webinar on Māori suicide prevention, improving care and intervention with Doctor Lynne Russell and Doctor Nicole Coupe. Moira: Ngā mihi…

  • Crisis intervention and Suicide prevention | Esurance Trevor Project Campaign
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    Crisis intervention and Suicide prevention | Esurance Trevor Project Campaign

    I was just about to give up. You gave me someone to call when I was on the verge of death. I couldn’t take the hate. They listened and saved my life. The Trevor Project is an organization that works to prevent suicide for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. And this is a phone line that people can call 24/7, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, to talk to a trained counselor and talk about what’s going on in their lives. These are kids for whom life has become a living hell, and we can offer that little respite. There are thousands upon thousands of young…

  • Could a Simple Intervention Fight a Suicide Crisis? | Retro Report on PBS
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    Could a Simple Intervention Fight a Suicide Crisis? | Retro Report on PBS

    ♪♪ -In 2014, I woke up restrained to a gurney, naked. I had an I.V. in my arm, so that hurt. I was wondering where my clothes were. I was wondering where I was. I was wretchedly embarrassed, felt ashamed. At that point, I was still very much suicidal, and I was like, “Oh, my God, what have you done?” I was a alcoholic military sexual trauma PTSD soldier, and the world gets really small because all you can see is your pain. I felt like I had tried as hard as I could and that I was just never gonna get it right… and I was just destined to…

  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Supporting Transgender Communities
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    Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Supporting Transgender Communities

    Good afternoon and welcome to the Suicide Prevention and Intervention Supporting Transgender Communities Webinar. My name is Brandy Brooks, and aside from being the moderator this afternoon, I am a contract manager for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program, the sponsors of this Webinar. Before I introduce our presenter, Gunner Scott, I would like to go over a few housekeeping issues. First, should anyone experience any technical difficulties with either the audio or video for this Webinar, please dial 1-800-843-9166. Again, that’s 1-800-843-9166, and a ReadyTalk representative will be more than happy to help. Second, all telephone lines are muted except for mine and Gunner’s, so please…