Want to understand suicide better? This event can help.

Both help and hope will be on the menu at a special two-night event featuring speakers who have direct experience of attempting suicide, losing loved ones to suicide, or who are dedicated to mental and emotional wellness in some way.


Taunton-based A Voice at the Table is hosting the free virtual event in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10. It begins tonight at 7 p.m. and again tomorrow night at the same time.


In keeping with its kitchen table theme, A Voice at the Table is inviting everyone to gather at their table for this casual evening of “effective storytelling, Tedtalk sessions, a video or two and more.”


It’s a great opportunity for those who want to know more about suicide, what causes it, and how to find help, but who have hesitated to ask questions or begin conversations about the once-taboo topic.


It’s also great timing as global stressors, including new spikes in infection rates from COVID-19 variants, keep mental health challenges and suicide in the national spotlight. It’s clearer than ever that no one is alone in experiencing mental health struggles. We all need help at times and we all have help to offer to others.


If you’d like to participate, be sure to register at the Eventbrite link and settle in for a packed evening with speakers continuing until midnight on both nights.


Some of the speakers include: Jenn Carson, Tom Cruz, Pata Suyemoto, Tracy Oeser, Jacque Christmas, Joseph Marques, Tracey Minion Pacheco Medeiros, Steven Palm, Kathleen CarterMartinez, Judy & Nina Albelo, Jen Fusco Hoye, and Qwynn Galloway-Salazar.


Have questions or like to know more? Email Annemarie Matulis at director@avoiceatthetable.org for answers.


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