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How to Identify and Help Those Struggling with Suicide

A program has been training teachers, youth leaders and Shluchim to become mental health first-responders and suicide gatekeepers. Here are tips that anyone can follow and be of help to those struggling with suicide. Full Story, Video

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Anonymous
December 24, 2020 5:12 pm

How can I get in contact with Dr Sigrid Pechenik, PsyD ?

Contact Dr Sigrid Pechenik here
Reply to  Anonymous
December 24, 2020 5:44 pm
Shimon Liberow
December 24, 2020 5:37 pm

Kudos to Rabbi Zalmon Abraham, JLI and to Collive for taking this most important initiative. We must take strong 💪 action and we must unite for the sake of all of dear brothers and sisters. Many people are in pain, many people are suffering and struggling on a day to day basis with all kinds of issues and traumas. We must continue to get trained and knowledgeable in identifying and taking preventive measures against suicide. It use to just be Hatzolas Nefoshos and now a days it’s ALSO Hatzolas Guffim. We must constantly be on the lookout and be there… Read more »

Funding
December 24, 2020 7:20 pm

Thank you for posting this article about awareness of mental health issues, and specifically suicide. It is so painful that this is a reality for too many people. Awareness is crucial. Another very important issue that needs to be addressed in a separate way bu community leaders is the fact that the proper help for mental illness can be exorbitant, and place such a burden on families, that it often isn’t even properly accessible. I have said for years, that if I were to be wealthy, I’d open a foundation to help fund people getting help to deal with mental… Read more »

Awareness
December 24, 2020 7:43 pm

We need more awareness in our schools.The schools think that if they discuss it ,the problems will be created.
Kids have to be given contact numbers of who to contact for help.
Boys and girls alike.

Time to get the heads out of the sand and wake up to smell the painful reality of mental illness.

A once a year lecture isn’t enough.

There needs to.be monthly ongoing OPEN discussions with our children.

Yasher Koach for posting this!
December 25, 2020 12:16 am

I strongly suggest that you post it prominently, long-term, on the COL homepage. If it saves even one life you’ll have helped save a world!

Agree to ongoing awareness
Reply to  Yasher Koach for posting this!
December 26, 2020 7:11 pm

It’s important to keep posting articles like this. There were ongoing live workshops through Neshanos.org raising awareness in frum communities.
Unfortunately, Covid seem to have shifted mental health to the side on collive besides for a hotline number.
Please post more on a continuous basis. Every life is precious and suicide is preventable.

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