The Alternatives to Suicide Approach - with LGBTIQ+ people - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

The Alternatives to Suicide Approach - with LGBTIQ+ people

Alternatives to Suicide is a peer-to-peer support practice for voicing, sitting with, understanding, and moving through suicidal thoughts. While one outcome may be suicide prevention, the parameters of Alternatives to Suicide groups are distinctly different from current suicide prevention efforts. This difference is most evident in the emphasis of responsibility to – and not for or over.

The Alternatives to Suicide approach was developed by The Wildflower Alliance (formerly the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community) in the USA. It has gained in popularity and attention around the world, including groups facilitated in Australia.

We will be joined by George, who facilitates one such non-clinical, peer group run by, and for LGBTQ+ folks to discuss experiences of suicide without judgment and without the threat of carceral intervention. Register now for this webinar here:

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April 23, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2pm (AEDT)

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