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The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

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May 03rd 2016:Suicide Rates on the Rise: How to Restore Hope and Encourage Help

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report on the increasing number of suicides; a surge that hasn’t been seen in the past 30 years. How do we address this epidemic and play our part to help reduce suicides? The first step is to reduce the stigma around suicide and mental health. On this week’s show we will break down the CDC report and discuss the groups at highest risk for suicide and why. We will review individual suicide risk factors, walk you through how to assess for suicidal concerns, and provide a plan on what steps to take if an intervention is needed. You wil

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Olivia Retallack

Olivia Retallack earned her MA in 2011 in Thanatology from Hood College in Frederick, MD. She has done counseling work in the fields of domestic violence, substance abuse, and crisis response. Since 2012, she has worked as the Coordinator of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County New York and is a volunteer for the Erie County S.M.A.R.T team. She is a trainer in suicide prevention evidence based models: QPR, SafeTALK, ASIST and the Lifelines Trilogy for schools.
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