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    THE WRITERS SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT

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THE WRITERS SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT

MISSION

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 @ jpowellogden@gmail.com.

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

 

FOR HELP WITH SELF-INJURY www.twloha.com & www.selfinjury.com

 

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