Consider Joining the Suicide Attempt Survivors Movement
When you are standing solid in your recovery, you might consider getting involved in suicide prevention work and joining the growing movement of people with lived experience who are making meaning of their despair and “coming out” to help others. Making meaning out of the difficult times in our lives is a common desire and often and important part of the healing process. But you need to be ready first. Work with your care team to determine benchmarks on when this turning point might occur and what you might be best suited to do in your role of helping others. One of the best places to start this exploration is by visiting the Survivors of Suicide Attempts Division of the American Association of Suicidology’s webpage for more information to guide your discernment process: http://www.suicidology.org/suicide-survivors/suicide-attempt-survivors
Learn more about how suicide attempt survivors are leading the way in suicide prevention reform by reading the Way Forward.