Suicide Prevention-With One Voice

Join us on June 3, 2022 from 2pm-3:15pm.

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  1. Welcome and remembrance of those that we have lost to suicide
  2. Updates, grants, trainings & activities
  • With One Voice-Leo Nouhan
  • MDHHS-Dr. Kristen Smith, Lindsay DeCamp
  • The Governor’s Commission for Suicide Prevention-Corbin Standly
  • Speakers
    • Dr. Sallyanne Duncan of the University of Strathclyde. Dr. Duncan along with Dr. Ann Luce of Bournemouth University are the co-creators of Suicide Reporting Toolkit (Suicide Reporting Toolkit). This presentation is about safe messaging and Dr. Duncan is an expert on this very important topic. Those who work doing suicide prevention know that the media’s handling of deaths by suicide can cause concern. We understand that most journalists are actually very reluctant to report on the topic of suicide though often are unaware of the harm that can result when safe messaging guidelines are not used. Safe messaging guidelines are not just for the professional news media.  These guidelines are for those who are posting to social media and other formats that broadcast to a larger audience.  In order to do good suicide prevention we must know these guidelines and help to educate others. 
    • Joseph Ojibway will talk about trauma within the indigenous culture here in Michigan. Mr. Ojibway is a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Trauma informed care is crucial to helping to heal.  Trauma and it’s negative health impacts is important in suicide prevention work and is the “upstream” work that we have been hoping for.
  • Comments, announcements and wrap-up

About Dr. Sallyanne Duncan

Dr. Duncan (University of Strathclyde, Scotland). researches media reporting of trauma, death, bereavement, mental health and suicide. Her work focuses on journalistic processes, ethical issues and media representations. She has published several journal articles and book chapters in these areas. Dr. Duncan is the co-creator of the, an online resource for journalists, journalism educators and students, aimed at encouraging responsible suicide reporting. The toolkit has been recognized as an invaluable tool for suicide prevention by the American Association of Suicidology, the USA’s leading non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of understanding and prevention of suicide and support for those who have been affected by it. It has also been selected as a finalist for Research Project of the Year in the Herald Higher Education Awards 2021.  All of this and so much more.  We are thankful that Dr. Duncan can join us for our next meeting.