People who have thought about suicide, survived an attempt, or are survivors of one who chose to stop breathing all share a connection. This group gives us an opportunity to explore that connection -- suicidal ideation, and the feelings and thoughts around it -- without judgment. There are good reasons we feel what we feel that have nothing to do with mental illness; wouldn't it be great to consider those reasons and possible responses to them with real people who feel the same way?
Our objective is to recognize suicide as one of many human responses to distress, depression and anxiety (DDA) and to provide a safe place for consideration of suicide in the constellation of many possible DDA responses.
That said, if you are feeling suicidal and want immediate anonymous help please call either 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Please know that your organizer is neither a medical nor mental health professional...he's just a regular guy -- parent, spouse, musician, entrepreneur -- who values authentic people and the power of community. The community he needed when he was most in distress didn't exist; that doesn't have to be the case any more for him or for you.
We hold two-hour in-person meetings at dates/times/locations most convenient for the members coming to the meetup, and optional one-hour teleconference calls where self care tools are presented and discussed. Please let the organizer know your preference(s) for what's best for YOU.
This meetup is for people who want to be a part of non-clinical community-based leading-edge intervention for distress, depression and anxiety, and their most traumatic symptom: suicide.