Risks of Postvention Work
Since January I have been feeling like I need to step back from in person advocacy. Seven years is a long time to do hands on postvention with suicide loss survivors, and it's exponentially more risky because I am a suicide loss survivor.
It was not suicide that pushed me to decide on making a change now. It was the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. School shootings and related armed assailant drills were not a danger when I was a kid - nor were cell phones, cyber bullying, domestic terrorism, etc.
There are far too many suicide prevention advocates who have died from it themselves. We have to know when to call "uncle." UNCLE!