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We share the voices of suicide attempt survivors and anyone who’s had suicidal thinking. This can happen to anyone, and we can talk about it openly and with confidence.
This site is the first such effort by a national organization. The American Association of Suicidology includes researchers, clinicians, crisis responders, social workers, attempt survivors and people who have lost loved ones to suicide.
We update most Mondays. Your stories, videos and comments are welcome.
Who we are:
Michelle Linn-Gust is the president of the American Association of Suicidology. She conceived the idea for this site as a way to reach out to attempt survivors. @MichelLinnGust
Cara Anna is the editor of this site and a New York-based journalist. She keeps a personal site of interviews with attempt survivors, called Talking About Suicide. She’s an attempt survivor herself.
Stephen O’Connor is a founding contributor and Faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. He writes here about research.
Stephanie Weber is the director of the Illinois-based Suicide Prevention Services, Inc. and the founder of a pioneering support group for suicide attempt survivors.