Talking About Suicide: Our words matter
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About the Event
My goals for the presentation are to define stigma; to briefly introduce the definition, causes, and treatments for mental health conditions; to help our community understand how easy it is to stigmatize mental illness; and to share some guidelines for the best way to speak about mental illness and suicide, speak with survivors of suicide loss, what to do when you catch yourself speaking in a stigmatizing way, and how to approach others who use stigmatizing language.
If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or contact the Crisis Text Line at 741741.