Suicide Prevention

Check out the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Center website and Western Mass’s “Alternatives to Suicide Peer Group” at www.westernmassric.org/alternatives-to-suicide and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. “…as a community we have found strength in coming together to talk about many 'taboo' topics and to support one another in our times of greatest distress. Our collective wisdom and individual stories have taught us that the space to come together in this way can be powerful and healing.”

Suicide Prevention

Upon learning of the recent postponement of Dubuque’s annual suicide prevention/awareness walk, I have once again been reminded that suicide is real and exists in our communities. We need more awareness and prevention efforts, not less.   Toward that end, I’d like to recommend the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Center website and Western Mass’s Alternatives to Suicide group. These are excellent resources for confronting suicidal thinking and the myths about it. The Alternatives to Suicide…

Online Recovery Support Forums

The Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery is launching Phase 1 of their Online Recovery Support Forums. An Online Internet Forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. Peer Support Specialists are spread across the state, and it is our hope that an online forum will help bring them together to support one another as well as discuss how to support others.   Phase…
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