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WYS – The S Word: Talking about Suicide Prevention

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Western Youth Services presents ‘The S Word’ Documentary and live discussion through the OC Behavioral Health Training Collaborative

A suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of unguarded courage, insight, pain, and humor. Along the way, she discovers a national community rising to transform personal struggles into action. THE S WORD chronicles her journey and these survivors in a powerful feature documentary that puts a human face to a topic that has long been stigmatized and buried with the lives it has claimed. Suicide affects people of all ages, races, faiths, ethnicities, gender presentations, sexual orientations, professions, and so much more.

THE S WORD skillfully weaves stories of survivors from a cross-section of America including LGBT, African American and Asian American communities, who candidly share their profoundly emotional stories of trauma, mental health challenges, survival, and advocacy. The film’s narrative flows organically from one story to the next, starting with personal moments and building emotional momentum before widening out to show how their journeys are driving the national movement to take the “S” word from unthinkable to preventable. Tips and best practices on how to talk to someone about suicide will be shared during the discussion after the film screening.

This event is for residents and/ or service providers to residents of Orange County, California only.

Please note that we will no longer admit new participants after 15 minutes into the presentation due to the impact on the training process, information being shared and current participants.

There is a minimum registration requirement of 10 participants in order for this training to be facilitated. If there are fewer than 10 participants, the training will be rescheduled for the upcoming month. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

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