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New SAMHSA report on suicide prevention dialogue now available

Suicide Prevention Dialogue with Consumers and Survivors: From Pain to Promise provides further understanding of suicide and recovery from those who have attempted suicide and those who try to help. This publication is part of an ongoing series of dialogues, called Building Bridges, that brings together individuals with lived experience of mental health and/or substance use problems with their professional counterparts. This report reflects the results of the dialogue meeting held in November 2007 in Annapolis, Maryland. The dialogue documents the views of attempt survivors in their own voices, with revealing quotes that shed light on what leads to, and what helps prevent, suicide attempts. This publication also offers recommendations and insights on how to effectively work with consumers and attempt survivors. It is available for download at no charge through the store at www.samhsa.gov.