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FIRST THINGS FIRST
IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE
"You are not a bad person, or crazy, or weak, or flawed, because you feel suicidal. It doesn't even mean that you really want to die - it only means that you have more pain than you can cope with right now." --from https://www.metanoia.org/suicide/Click & READ THIS FIRST, or call or text the numbers shown here. You're worth it.
THE WRITERS SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT
The MISSION of The Writers Suicide Prevention Project is to shatter the idea of the inevitable self-destruction of the “tortured writer.” Our goal is to survey researchers and clinicians regarding mental illness, suicidal ideation and addiction in FICTION WRITERS, POETS, SONGWRITERS, SCREENWRITERS, COMEDY WRITERS & COMIC BOOK CREATORS, interview survivors about what works and what doesn’t, develop tools and find resources for those still suffering and present our findings to the creative community at large. If we can save one life it will have been worth it.
Find FACTS & SOLUTIONS. Share SURVIVOR tips.
Spread the #HopeContagion.
Seven Phases of THE WRITERS SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT
We are currently developing Phases I through IV. If you are interested in contributing your expertise, contact J. Powell Ogden @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHASE I - Provide information, tools and tips to writers-at-risk.
PHASE II - Provide information, tools & tips for friends and families of writers-at-risk.
PHASE III - Teach writers how to report on suicide in a way that does not cause contagion.
PHASE IV - Separate facts from fiction regarding creative writers and their risk of mental illness, addiction and suicide.
PHASE V - Interview and share survivor stories.
PHASE VI - Find out what creative writing programs are currently doing to educate their students about suicide risk & prevention.
PHASE VII - Develop suicide prevention curriculum in concert with clinicians, educators, survivors and researchers that target creative writers.
FOR HELP WITH SUICIDAL THOUGHTS:
If this is an emergency and you or someone you love is at risk for suicide, call 9-1-1, a local mental health professional, or the national suicide hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE
If you are thinking about suicide, please read this first (It saved my life): http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/
FOR HELP WITH ADDICTION:
Narcotics Anonymous: www.na.org
By Young Addicts, For Young Addicts click: here
Alcoholics Anonymous: www.aa.org