- When: 19 Feb 2022 1-3 pm
- Where: Live Online webinar
- Who: Ernst Meyer
- Price: $70 including GST
According to the World Health Organization, one in 100 deaths is by suicide, and every year, more people die as a result of suicide than HIV, malaria or breast cancer – or war and homicide.
We clearly need to talk about suicide- but are we? When it comes to suicide, where is the focus of the conversation? Are we actually avoiding the conversation, as professionals, or even at a personal level? What is it that we are talking about? Who are we listening to when it comes to suicide? Who are the “experts” – suicide attempt survivors who know what it’s like to be suicidal? Or medical professionals, community leaders, politicians who belief they know?
What are our personal and professional views/beliefs/convictions/attitudes/ assumptions about those who contemplate ending their life? What informs our thinking? And how might that get in the way in clinical practice? But maybe most importantly: what actually helps?
Ernst Meyer is a PACFA Registered Clinical Psychotherapist based in Sydney who has worked extensively with suicide attempt survivors. In this webinar he aims to
- use first person accounts to highlight and clarify what it is like to feel suicidal
- bring attention how first person accounts might differ from mainstream opinions about suicide
- raise awareness that our personal and professional attitudes towards suicide affect how we approach suicide
- offer a clinical approach that has been experienced as helpful to those in need for help