Suicide Survivors Speaker Bureau
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The Maine Suicide Survivor Speakers Bureau is comprised of people who have lost a loved one to suicide and have been trained to speak safely and effectively about their loss to the public, and most importantly, to use their story of loss to deliver a message of prevention.  The goal of the Speakers Bureau is the prevention of suicide through the telling of their stories.  A Speakers Bureau member is someone who has been through their acute grief and can bring their story to the public.

 

If you are in need of a presenter that has been trained to speak about the experience of having a family member or friend who has died by suicide, with a message that helps to decrease stigma and increase help-seeking behavior, please contact Cheryl Ramsay.

 

 

Local Suicide Prevention Resources:

 

Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Maine Injury Prevention Program

JD Foundation (Cheryl Morin, one of our speakers, is President of this non-profit organization) 

 

Maine Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-11121-888-568-1112