Mary Woods

One Hour AT A Time

Mary Woods

  • Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Monday 6th October 2008

Join Mary Woods in this episode of One Hour AT A Time as she talks with Ken Norton, Director of the Center for Community-Based Suicide Prevention and the Frameworks Suicide Prevention Project at NAMI NH, about the importance of suicide prevention and recovery.
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One Hour AT A Time
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Mary Woods
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Breaking the Stigma: Suicide Prevention and Recovery with Ken Norton

The most important thing to know is that it can be prevented, and it can be prevented by talking about it and by overcoming whatever those sort of myths or barriers that we feel, that discomfort that we feel if we're concerned about somebody.
In this episode of One Hour AT A Time, Mary Woods sits down with Ken Norton to discuss the importance of suicide prevention and recovery. Ken Norton is the Director of the Center for Community-Based Suicide Prevention and the Frameworks Suicide Prevention Project at NAMI NH, and he brings years of experience and knowledge to the table.
Together, Mary and Ken break down the stigma surrounding suicide and discuss the warning signs and risk factors that everyone should be aware of. They also explore postvention and promoting healing after a suicide death, as well as national best practices for suicide prevention. One topic that is particularly salient is the impact of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, which is a major risk factor for suicide.
Ken Norton shares his insights on suicide prevention efforts in the military and veteran communities, as well as the importance of an integrated response and training for service providers. They also discuss the role of gatekeepers and the importance of non-professionals in suicide prevention. The episode is insightful and compassionate, and the conversation is centered around preventing suicide through conversation and awareness.
As Ken Norton says, 'The most important thing to know is that it can be prevented, and it can be prevented by talking about it and by overcoming whatever those sort of myths or barriers that we feel, that discomfort that we feel if we're concerned about somebody.' Listen to the full episode now here on alcoholfree.com and join the conversation on suicide prevention and recovery.