Suicide Prevention Resources
7 CUPS - Connecting to Caring Listeners for free emotional support
7cups.com is an online emotional support service. Through a secure, anonymous bridging technology, we connect those in need of emotional support with our network of Active Listeners, individuals from all walks of life who want to provide compassionate care.
Therapist Addressing Suicide Ideation
Julia Harkleroad presented at All Hands in KC on November 3, 2019. In this practical and action oriented video, Julia speaks candidly about tactics that can save your life - having a support person that you promise to reach out to in dark moments, mind and body synergy, breathing with focus on exhale, shocking your system out of darkness with cold, getting into a public place when you are struggling, telling someone what you are thinking, making your environment safe, getting/staying sober, sleep, pleasant events checklist, focus on others, temporarily stopping social media and finding professional help. All things that we wish Chad would have heard that may have saved his life. For more information:
Yoga for the Mind and Body
Yoga with Adriene
"Pay attention to your self-talk; Is it loving?". This yoga video is entitled "Thought". We passionately wish Chad would have embraced yoga. Breath and connection of mind and body are powerful anxiety reducers. Adrienne has MANY videos to reduce stress - we enjoy her 30 days series called TRUE!
Wall Street Journal - David Brooks
Some people believe the falsehood that if we talk about suicide, it will plant the idea in the minds of vulnerable people. The first thing to do, Agnes advises, is validate their feelings: “I can only imagine what you’re feeling right now.” Then ask directly: “Are you thinking about ending your life?”.
Together, we will share the message that there are Zero Reasons Why suicide should be an option. There are Zero Reasons Why we can’t turn to each other for help, Zero Reasons Why we shouldn’t remind our friends we value them, Zero Reasons Why parents should be afraid to talk to their kids about complicated topics, and Zero Reasons Why we shouldn’t know what resources are available.