Survivor Initiatives Transforming Suicide Prevention Community.

The AP (4/19) reports that “several new initiatives” are “transforming the nation’s suicide-prevention community as more survivors find the courage to speak out and more experts make efforts to learn from them.” According to the AP, “There’s a new survivors task force, an array of blogs, some riveting YouTube clips, all with the common goal of stripping away anonymity, stigma and shame.” Jane Pearson, a suicide prevention expert with the National Institute of Mental Health, stated: “There are still clear consequences for talking about your mental health history. It’s getting better, but there are still challenges as to what that means for your life.”

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— “More survivors of suicide attempts speak out, “David Crary , Associated Press, April 19, 2013.

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