WHAT IS ACTIVATING HOPE AND WHY IS IT CRUCIAL
FOR PREVENTING SUICIDE DEATH
Project Director Eduardo Vega, M.Psy.
WHAT IS ACTIVATING HOPE? WHY IS IT NEEDED?
Activating Hope is… building upon the lived experience of people who have been through suicidal struggles to help others and prevent future suicidal behavior.
Activating Hope Begins… When organizations and people with lived experience join together to meaningfully dialogue and evaluate, to re-think and rebuild, and to create new resources that can save lives.
People and communities around the world are coming to understand the unique contributions that people with lived experience of suicide can bring to crisis supports and suicide prevention...
The Activating Hope project provides training and technical assistance to help communities to effectively engage this "Lived Expertise" to change practices, promote compassion and reduce suicide death.
Activating Hope is
Teamwork, Technical Assistance
To Reduce Suicide
New research has shown that this 'lived experience of suicide' (LES), when effectively implemented, helps individuals and communities in reducing distress, suicide attempts and death. To bring the prevention of suicide into public health, and provide people with the best in empowerment, support and encouragement when they are experiencing distress, the voice and experience of people 'who have been there' is crucial.
Activating Hope provides Organizations, Stakeholders and
Communities invested in Suicide Prevention with:
Resources and Tools
Assessment & Evaluation
Connection to leading LES projects worldwide
See Technical Assistance and Learning Resource Pages for more information.
Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
On the importance of Person-centered care in Suicide Prevention
ACTIVATING HOPE IS A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT OF:
The Activating Hope Project, developed by Humannovations and Prevention Communities in partnership with the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and RI International, is a rapid-implementation approach to integrating “lived expertise” within Lifeline Crisis Contact Centers, suicide prevention organizations and communities. To date hundreds of individuals in five US States, and three countries have used Activating Hope tools to activate the resource of lived experience of suicide.
Learn more about the Activating Hope partners, related projects and updates at our blog page, the structured TA process at our Technical Assistance Page Connect with us as these practices bring new value, insight and learning to the work of suicide prevention around the world.
Activating Hope is building a full-scale resource and technical assistance site for Communities, Crisis Centers, Organizations and Systems.
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For more information about Activating Hope or to request services contact Eduardo Vega, Project Director
“Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience, we just need help in learning how not to run away.” ~Pema Chödrön