In The News
Leigh Ioffe, director at the Gelt Charitable Foundation and suicide prevention educator, joins Sarah on the podcast this week. They speak about Leigh’s journey, from writing a novel in high school to present-day, where she trains groups and individuals in suicide prevention.
“I believe that we can all be empowered to help someone; and with the right tools, we can do so with confidence. Don’t get me wrong: Talking about suicide is hard. Addressing suicide with someone in your life is hard. I say: better to have a hard…”
New Workshops Designed to Help Teens and Adults Prevent Suicide: “You don’t need to be a professional to save a life,” says Steinmetz, who put together a teen board of four members who will be handling the recruiting, public relations, logistics and setup for the SafeTALK workshops.
“There is a clear need for this kind of training,” says Rochel Flikshtein, director of CTeen Delaware. “Teenagers experience tremendous pressure due to many factors, including social media. We want to empower young people to recognize suicidal behavior in their peers and take action.”
“It is crucial that our community comes together to get trained and learn to recognize the signs of suicide,” said Rabbi Zev Johnson, director of The Chabad Student Center at The University of Texas,