Alternatives to Suicide Overview On-Line
Wednesday, April 7
The phrase “I feel suicidal” can hold many meanings. Yet space to explore those meanings and the context of such feelings can be hard to find. As evidence of the inefficacy of assessment-oriented interventions and hospitalization continue to build, what else is available to better hold, express, and move through suicidal thoughts? This workshop will seek to answer just that question through an exploration of the ‘Alternatives to Suicide’ approach and philosophy. The Alternatives to Suicide approach is deeply rooted in principles of self-determination and mutuality. It creates space for meaning making and considering the context of one’s experiences and operates on the assumption that we are not responsible for one another, so much as we are responsible to one another to be present and hold and sit with pain and challenge together.