This morning I presented the Collateral Damage Project to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine second year students in Thunder Bay and Sudbury via video conference. This was a unique presentation because I was living in a small community in Northern Ontario when my father died by suicide almost 30 years ago. I challenged the students to show me what might be different today given the same scenario. What would be different for my father today and what would be different for me as a 17 year who has lost his father to suicide. Unfortunately very little has changed.
I invite the Medical Students who were a part of my presentation to share your thoughts on what you think of the Collateral Damage Project and what you believe we ought to be doing for suicide prevention. If you are not comfortable with sharing your thoughts on the blog, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Not Talking About It Isn’t Working.