SurvivorVoices-sharing the story of suicide loss is a presentation provided by a member of the NH Survivors of Suicide Loss Speaker’s Bureau. Through the sharing of their personal stories of losing a loved one to suicide, speakers promote healing and understanding, which in turn supports and encourages suicide prevention efforts. The speakers tell about the life and the death of their loved one, how they coped and continue to cope with the loss, and what has helped or not helped. The goals of this program are to raise awareness of the risk factors and warning signs for suicide; increase help-seeking behavior; reduce the stigma, shame, and isolation that loss survivors feel; and teach individuals and communities how to better help loss survivors and how best to respond to suicide death in a sensitive and informed manner.
SurvivorVoices presentations are free and available to any group or organization in NH that is interested in learning more about suicide, mental illness, and the support and education that NAMI NH provides.
To schedule a free presentation in New Hampshire, please contact Deb Baird at 603.225.5359 ext. 339.