Suicide Intervention (for Weirdos, Freaks & Queers) Workshop

Suicide Intervention (for Weirdos, Freaks & Queers) Workshop 31 JanuaryJan 2022 16:00 - 19:00

Suicide Intervention (for Weirdos, Freaks & Queers) Workshop

This is an intro-level workshop for folks who want to build and share skills around supporting people who are suicidal. This is not a certification course- it's an opportunity to gather and share what we know about supporting suicidal friends and community members, in a structured and facilitated way. We will discuss commonly held beliefs about suicide and suicide intervention, and how those impact folks seeking support. We will then name, describe, and practice some concrete skills and tools to use in conversations with folks struggling with suicidal feelings or impulses. There will not be any role playing, and participation in all activities is voluntary.
Some of the questions we will be exploring include: what are my beliefs about suicide, and how might those impact how I react to someone else feeling suicidal? How do I know if someone i care about is thinking about ending their life? What are the wrong things to say? Is suicidal thinking always an emergency? What if the emergency services that exist don't feel like safe options? How do I know what my boundaries are, and how do I talk about them with someone in crisis?
facilitator bio:
Carly is a genderqueer fat femme and an old millennial. They are a facilitator, therapist, tarot reader, and community organizer, whose work lives at the intersection of personal healing and collective liberation. Their lineages come through Jewish witches, leatherdykes and politicized healing workers. Carly has been doing decarceral suicide prevention work informally for 20 years, and teaching about it since 2016. Their zine "helping your friends who sometimes want to die maybe not die" (and more about their work) can be found at and you can follow their outfits and craft projects on instagram @tiny.lantern.
4PM - 7PM
SPACE IS LIMITED. Pre-registration required. Current GBC students, alumni, and community members prioritized.
RSVPing to the facebook event does *not* guarantee you a space.
Part of the Community Care Centre’s Dis-Orientation 2022: Care through Crisis
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27 Jan 19:00
7:00pm - 10:00pm

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