FML … We’ve heard it, read it online, muttered it under our breath, or even said it out loud. FML usually comes up when a disaster happens. For example:
Let’s face it. Life isn’t perfect for anyone. It is inevitable to go through ups and down; sometimes the down seem to linger much longer than the up. But must we dwell in it? Is it truly possible to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel; the rainbow after the storm; the oasis in the desert?
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Early Identification, Referral and Follow-up (EIRF) Individual Form
After assisting someone at risk, please complete this form and send to Grace Rosadino firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact 477-9079 thru 9083.
For each statistical number documented about suicide attempts and suicide on Guam, we must always keep in mind that each number is about a person; a person with a family, friends, co-workers, classmates and acquaintances. That person had a story about his or her life, the places of education, work, travel, and lived. These individual stories can provide opportunities for us to learn some of the answers to the What, Why, Who, Where and When questions and perhaps in research, help us to prevent additional suicides from occurring.
Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the National Prevention Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:
SAFETALK is a three-hour training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, and to address them with the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, Keep-Safe), connecting callers to suicide first aid, and intervention caregivers.
Training dates are as follows:
The APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING (ASIST) workshop is a two-day workshop for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
For inquiries, call PEACE office at 477-9079 thru 9083. ASIST trainings are as follows:
The Connect Suicide Postvention program increases the capacity of a community or organization to respond effectively to a suicide death in order to prevent additional suicides and promote healing for survivors of suicide loss. The shock and grief of a suicide goes well beyond immediate family and friends and can ripple throughout the community affecting friends, co-workers, schools and faith communities.