Brett Scudder and his SISFI Network are hosting a Suicide Awareness and Prevention NY Tour on Sept. 17th-Oct 3rd across NYC, Long Island and Westchester to bring more awareness, services, programs and resources to address the increasing numbers of people facing serious life challenges and human suffering with suicide ideations/thoughts, and supporting families of loved ones lost to suicide.
On October 2 from 6:30-8:30pm there will be a Community Workshop at the Ossining, NY Public Library 53 Croton Ave.
President and Chairman of SISFI, Brett Scudder says, “We are elated about this initiative and looks forward to what it will bring for the people and communities. As we build on this collaborative effort, we invite people to join us in bringing public and open dialog about the topic, challenges, needs and stigmas.”
Amy Susan Crohn, award-winning author of DYING TO LIVE, lost two family members to suicide, most recently her beloved brother, artist Steve Crohn. Throughout her life Amy has encountered many difficulties and endured life threatening medical emergencies. Her book has been an inspiration to others who have dealt with dysfunctional childhoods and the consequences which form in adulthood.
“Suicide affects each and every one of us whether someone close to us completes suicide or we know others who have been impacted or even mentioned it aloud.”
On Sunday, September 21, Amy will appear on SISFI Radio with host, Brett Scudder to discuss The Human Conditions of the Aftermath of a Completed Suicide. She has appeared with nationally known grief therapist Duane Bowers on Shattered Lives Radio with host, Donna R. Gore, as well as written extensively about her experiences on her blog.
The gaping hole in one’s life left by the suicide of a loved one is unique in that commonly there isn’t any warning, at least ones that are easily recognized. Survivors tend to re-live every moment of every day leading up to the event, and question themselves endlessly. Often professional help is needed to assist in moving away from the event itself, and to properly grieve and heal in a healthy manner.
For more details or interest in the tour, please contact us at (347) 817-8686 or Ask@sisfi.org. Use hashtag #SAPNYT to join the social media dialog and promotions on Twitter and Facebook.
If you are reading this and feel distressed, overwhelmed with life, or need assistance with coping, please reach out.
There is ALWAYS someone on the other end of the line that can find help for you.