In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day 2019, we released a series of videos about different aspects of the work we do at the ASR. Check out the videos below:

VIDEO 1: Dr. Yvonne Bergmans on Suicide Intervention

Our first video, released on World Suicide Prevention Day, features ASR suicide interventionist Dr. Yvonne Bergmans speaking about suicide triggers, intervention, and the possibility of choosing to engage with living. Watch the video here.

VIDEO 2: The Storybook Project: Stories of Suicide Loss & Recovery

The second video in our WSPD series profiles the Storybook Project, an ASR outreach initiative that shares the experiences of those touched by suicide, harnessing the power of storytelling to connect us and help us learn from one another. This video features PhD Candidate Amanda Ceniti talking about the project in the context of her own experience with suicide loss. Watch the video here.

VIDEO 3: Suicide Research, Behind the Scenes

Curious about what goes on in a research study? In our final Suicide Prevention Week video, Scientist Dr. Sakina Rizvi takes us behind the scenes to highlight what’s involved in the research we do at the ASR. From brain scans to questionnaires, we look at a wide range of measures to help us better understand the neurobiology of suicide risk and develop better prevention and intervention strategies. Watch the video here.