Alternatives to Suicide Overview On-Line

Wednesday, April 7 1pm to 5pm Eastern USA Time Click Here To Register The phrase "I feel suicidal" can hold many meanings. Yet space to explore those meanings and the context of such feelings can be hard to find. As evidence of the inefficacy of assessment-oriented interventions and hospitalization continue to build, what else is […]

Dope is Death Virtual Film Screening

Join us for a documentary about POC bringing community acupuncture to the Bronx in the 70s, followed by a discussion of harm reduction today About this Event Dope Is Death is "the story of how Dr. Mutulu Shakur, along with fellow Black Panthers and the Young Lords, combined community health with radical politics to create […]

Alternatives to Suicide Group Facilitator Training On-line (Multi-day)

Mondays, April 12, 19, & 26 1pm-5pm Eastern Time AND Wednesdays, April 14, 21, & 28 1pm-5pm Eastern Time The Alternatives to Suicide approach was developed by the Wildflower Alliance in 2009 as one of the only peer-to-peer groups that truly focuses on the topic of suicide. Rather than assessment and risk, these groups are […]

Autism Justice: Supporting Autistic People’s Self-Determination

What’s wrong with ‘Autism Awareness’?: There are many issues with ‘Autism Awareness’ including that it is used to promote the idea that autism is a disease or disorder that needs to be stamped out, rather than a different way of being in a world that hasn't been designed with autistic people in mind. Tune in […]

When Conversation Turns to Suicide

When Conversation Turns to Suicide is a training for providers, peer supporters, family, friends and others in the community who want to build understanding, and develop skills to aid them in more effectively supporting others who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts. This training is rooted in the ‘Alternatives to Suicide’ approach and offers an […]

CANCELLATION: ALT2SU Pittsfield

CANCELLATION Announcement: Apologies for any inconveniences, but our Alternatives to Suicide Group that is held in Pittsfield from 4:15-5:45 is cancelled today. So sorry we hope to see you next week.

POSTPONED: Forgotten Forest farm Trip.

Forgotten Forest Farm trip: Due to Thunderstorms in the forecast this Monday, we are rescheduling our trip until next week: Monday, June 21st, 12:30-3:30 pm. Meet at 20 Chapman St. in Greenfield to carpool tothe farm in Hawley, MA. There will be goats to cuddle, seedlings to plant, other animals to meet, and spaces to […]

Alternatives to Suicide Group Facilitator training

Alternatives to Suicide Group Facilitator training: *This 3-day training* is based in an approach developed by the Wildflower Alliance. It focuses on Alternatives to Suicide groups that create space to have real conversations about taboo topics like wanting to die without assuming illness, and without punitive action like taking away someone’s freedom. Applications are due […]

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Anti-Oppression Training

Clarion, West Springfield MA 1080 Riverdale St, West Springfield, Massachusetts

Wednesday, July 28—Friday, July 30, 2021, 9am to 5pm@ the Clarion, West Springfield Join Sera Davidow, Rafael Rodriguez, and Ebony Flint as they offer a three-day anti-oppression training. This training aims to examine what being a “good” person really means, how to understand privilege and use it for good, effectively owning and apologizing for your […]

Working with Hearing Voices & Unusual Beliefs with Peter Bullimore & company

Participants in this 6-session training will learn how to better understand and support people to make meaning of their experiences with voice hearing and/or unusual beliefs or what gets called “paranoia.” Attendance at all sessions is required to fully complete the training. All sessions will be held on-line, and all times listed are in Eastern […]

Intentional Peer Support 5-day Training

clarion hotel west springfield, ma

Intentional Peer Support: This 5-day core Intentional Peer Support (IPS) training will take place on from August 23rd to August 27th at the Clarion in West Springfield. IPS is an approach to peer-to-peer support (originally developed by Shery Mead) that focuses on building connection, understanding worldview (how someone came to be in the world the […]

When Conversation Turns to Suicide Online Training

When Conversation Turns to Suicide is a training for providers, peer supporters, family, friends and others in the community who want to build understanding, and develop skills to aid them in more effectively supporting others who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts. This training is rooted in the ‘Alternatives to Suicide’ approach and offers an […]