Let’s join together for meditation and talk about how to support the people in our lives who may be thinking of giving up. Each class we will discuss – and experience – the importance of connection, community, and compassion. Join us for one class or all three.
If you are considering giving up or if you someone you love might be at risk for suicide, please call 800-273-TALK (2855)
Friday, April 3 – Suicidal Ideation in Times of Crisis
When we see our family or friends struggling with hopelessness and despair in this time of crisis, how can we compassionately and directly inquire about their potential thoughts of suicide?
Friday, April 10 – Overcoming Suicide Stigma and Taboo to Save Lives in Crisis
Topics like death and dying can be difficult under “normal” circumstances. Even more so, as a culture we shy away from talking about whether we or someone we love has considered or attempted suicide. The shame, stigma and taboos surrounding suicide can keep people isolated and afraid to ask for help. The COVID crisis has resulted in many people falling ill and many others left without work, food and shelter. In times of great distress, many people may be at risk for suicide.
Friday, April 24 – No One Left Alone: Preventing Suicide through Community
“The opposite of suicide is not merely to remain alive. The opposite of suicide is connection.” The need for physical distancing has left many of us isolated and in distress. This is a chance to connect virtually so that no one is left alone in despair.
This event will be utilizing the Zoom video conferencing platform. After you register, you’ll receive an email with the zoom log-in information. You’ll be provided a link to access video and dial-in number that will allow you to join by phone if preferred. You can also access this info on this page when you’re logged in.
Suggested Donation: $0 – $20. Please select your desired payment amount on the registration page. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.