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:
Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Injury Prevention Program
Morin, one of our speakers, is President of this non-profit
Maine Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-11121-888-568-1112