• Mr. Brett A. Scudder introduces The Suicide Prevention Institute

    in Lifestyle

    It is with great anticipation and humility that Mr. Brett A. Scudder will announce and introduce the Suicide Prevention Institute, and the work being done to provide quality real-life certification training courses for non-mental health professionals across the US. The challenges being faced by many communities is that access to mental health professionals is very limited and time delayed. People in crisis sometimes needs someone to just listen and help them navigate the maze of services, programs and mental health conditions that may exist and/or arise out of their crisis.


    With trained mental health and suicide first aiders on the ground in communities, the access to someone with basic first aid knowledge of mental health and mental illnesses can save many lives before they get into crisis stage/mode.


    Some of the training courses to be offered are in various in Mental/Behavioral Health, suicide prevention, domestic violence and trauma for non-mental health professionals.


    We look forward to the partnership and collaboration with the institute and expanding on both efforts to reach, teach and empower more people and communities. Listen the presentation to learn more about this important effort and work being done by the institute. There will be more information provided as the institute finalizes their website and social media.


    The website is www.suicidepreventioninstitute.org. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/suicidepreventioninstitute and Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/suicideinstitut


    Please share and support this effort.


    Thank you,


    ~SISFI~

  • 01:00

    Mr. Brett A. Scudder presents Suicide Prevention Challenges in Schools

    in Lifestyle

    Listen Mr. Brett A. Scudder talk about the realities of addressing and preventing suicide in many schools today as he continues his work in engaging communities in the effort of change.


    Please share and invite your networks to join in the dialog.


    Thank You,


    ~SISFI

  • 01:09

    Mr. Brett A. Scudder hosts Correlation between Mental Health and Gun Violence

    in Lifestyle

    Listen as Mr. Brett A. Scudder hosts a dialog with gun violence victims, survivors and advocated about Correlation between Mental Health and Gun Violence and the human impacts on victims, survivors and communities.


    His focus is to bring people's attention to the mindset of violence that allows one to take a life and the trauma experienced by the victim (if survived), loved ones and community overall. Will be a great dialog. Many people never look at the root cause of the violence, nor do they realize the psychological impacts of it.


    Please share and help to promote the effort.


    Thank You,


    ~SISFI~

  • 00:59

    Mr. Brett A. Scudder hosts Life After A Completed Suicide

    in Lifestyle

    Listen Mr. Brett A. Scudder's show on "Life after a completed Suicide" as he talks with guests who have lost someone to suicide and sharing their stories. The purpose of the show to to highlight the life of those left behind after the suicide. It focuses on the human conditions (hurt, pain, questions, guilt, regrets, healing, suffering) that family members, loved ones and friends experience after losing someone.


    Please share and help to promote so others can benefit from what will be shared to help them understand the human conditions and how to heal/recover.


    Thank you,


    ~SISFI~

  • 00:52

    Mr. Brett A. Scudder present Correlation: Suicide, Depression and Domestic Abuse

    in Lifestyle

    Join/listen Mr. Brett A. Scudder as he discusses the Correlation between Suicide, Depression and Domestic Abuse/violence. When we say Domestic Violence it downplays the real overall issues and impacts of the psychological and emotional aspects of domestic abuse, and so we say, Domestic Abuse which entails the physical, verbal, spiritual, financial and psychological impacts of intimate partner relationships not just on the couple but also on children and the extended family.


    Please share and help to promote the show and dialog.


    Thank You,


    ~SISFI~

  • 01:08

    Mr. Brett A. Scudder hosts Lived Experiences of Suicide Attempt Survivors

    in Lifestyle

    Join/listen Mr. Brett A. Scudder's special feature on the life and Lived Experiences of Suicide Attempt Survivors with guests as he highlights their human struggles, emotional distress, mental health crisis and possible mental illness. We often hear people talk about the life lost to suicide as one being troubled, disturbed or sick, but do we truly know and understand what it is like facing the demon of ones self as they fight to life.


    Mr. Scudder's goal is to let people hear, understand and be empathetic to the hurt, pain and distress of someone who has attempted giving up their life and free themselves from their pain.


    Please share and invite others to tune in to learn from those who have survived their suicide attempts.


    Thank You,


    ~SISFI~

  • 00:15

    Mr. Brett A. Scudder hosts Lived Experiences of Human Suffering

    in Lifestyle

    Join Mr. Brett A. Scudder for a speaicl feature on the "Lived Experiences of Human Suffering" with people who struggle/struggled with depression, anxiety, mental illness and suicide ideations. Listen their stories and understand what it feels like to live in suffering every day.


    Please share and help to promote.


    Thank you,


    ~SISFI~

  • 00:54

    Mr. Brett A. Scudder introduces Depressed Black Gay Men “DBGM” Org

    in Lifestyle

    Listen Mr. Brett A. Scudder's introduction of the Depressed Black Gay Men “DBGM” org with Mr. Antoine Craigwell, president and CEO.


    Depressed Black Gay Men (DBGM) is dedicated to raising awareness, changing and saving lives. Through raising awareness of the underlying factors contributing to Black gay men experiencing, living, struggling and suffering in silence with depression and through education, information and referral to mental health professionals, DBGM is working to stop one more Black gay man from killing himself. By looking at the underlying psycho-social and social cultural factors, DBGM hopes to influence change in the many ways Black gay men are regarded by family, create more opportunities for Black gay men to feel safe and comfortable to seek help, and in so doing, prevent suicides, in whatever form or manner.


    For more info about the DBGM please visit their website www.dbgm.org.


    Please share and help to promote the effor to to help raise awareness for them.


    Thank you,


    ~SISFI~

  • 00:29

    Mr. Brett A. Scudder presents an Introduction to Mental Health First Aid

    in Lifestyle

    Join Mr. Brett A. Scudder for an Introduction to Mental Health First Aid to learn about the training and values it brings to first aiders and communities in addressing mental health and mental illness. SISFI’s team and Suicide Behavioral First Aid Response Unit members are certified Mental Health First Aiders.


    Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that  helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.


    Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 8-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.


    The 8-hour Mental Health First Aid USA course has benefited a variety of audiences and key professions, including: primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, young people, families and the general public.


    Find out more about the training at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.


    Please share and invite others to listen.


    Thank You,


    ~SISFI~

  • 00:31

    Mr. Brett A. Scudder presents Changing The Approach to Suicide Prevention

    in Lifestyle

    Listen Mr. Brett A. Scudder's presentation about Changing the approach to Suicide Prevention, mental health, mental illness and breaking the associated stigmas. This is a part of SISFI's Suicide Awareness and Prevention NY Tour.


    About the tour.


    SISFI host our Suicide Awareness and Prevention NY Tour Jan.4th-31st 2015 across NYC, Long Island and Westchester to bring more awareness, services, programs, healing, resources and support to people facing serious life and emotional challenges, human suffering with suicide ideations, and supporting families who lost loved ones to suicide. This tour follows up on the great work with accomplished with the Sept. 17th – Oct 3rd 2014 tour where we hosted 16 community workshops, 17 radio shows, 3 community luncheons and private workshops with orgs and groups. We met 482 survivors (attempted and lost loved ones) locally through the tour and our Facebook account has generated over 500 new friends (mainly survivors) as a result of the outreach and promotions of awareness we’ve done since the last tour.


    And so we took what we learnt from meeting and talking with survivors to plan the contents and structure of the next tour in January by making it about healing and wellness. The theme of this tour is “Healing and Wellness; Let's Heal”. Many of the survivors we met during the September-October tour are still hurting, struggling and crying out for help in facing the challenges of living. Many have never reported their attempts nor struggles dealing with their losses. Many sought help and wasn’t able to get it. Their cries resonated with us and we wanted to make sure our follow up efforts would be that of healing and comfort for them.


    For full schedule of the January tour please check the website http://sisfi.org/suicidetours.html. Please share.


    Thank You,


    ~SISFI~

  • 00:50

    Mr. Brett A. Scudder hosts The Suicide of Bullying and CyberBullying

    in Lifestyle

    Join Mr. Brett A. Scudder and his guest Mr. Kevin Epling, Parent Advocate, Co-Director Bully Police USA as they discuss the human condition and impacts of Bullying and CyberBullying on Youth. Mr. Epling lost a son to suicide as a result of bullying. He travels the country talking in schools, meeting with legislators and parents to address the realities of Bullycide.


    About the Tour.


    SISFI is hosting our Suicide Awareness and Prevention NY Tour on Sept. 17th - Oct 3rd across NYC, Long Island and Westchester to bring more awareness, services, programs and resources to address the increasing numbers of people facing serious life and emotional challenges, and human suffering with suicide ideations/thoughts, and supporting families who lost loved ones to suicide.


    The theme of the tour is “Look into my heart and mind, tell me what you see”. It highlights the realities of not knowing what’s in a person’s mind or on their heart by what we see on the outside, and that we must engage in dialog and allow an open and comfortable atmosphere for people to open up and express themselves.


    We have aligned 15 community workshops, 3 luncheons and 15 radio shows to bring people, mental health professionals, energy therapists, health professionals, survivors and healers together to address this very serious and important topic affecting many people in our communities. While the community workshops are local in the 3 cities, the radio shows will have guests from across the country who lost loved ones, and practitioners who specializes in the support, treatment, recovery and healing of mental health, life coaching, emotional wellness and human suffering.


    Tour schedule at http://sisfi.org/suicidetours.html. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/sisfi.suicideawarenesstours.


    For any questions please contact us at SISFI via (347) 817-8686 or Ask@sisfi.org.


    Thank you and God bless. #OneLove


    ~SISFI~

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