In this column, I will review the discussion of the first two questions, and in the next issue of Newslink I will review the discussion of the last three questions.
Jill Fisher: “We try to do a number of activities to meet a number of needs of the bereaved.”
Onja Grad: “[The response] has to be right away.”
Diane Sands: “Schools are much more careful. Families are more thoughtful and respectful to the community. We can rely on folk to be more thoughtful.”
Sally Spencer-Thomas is CEO and co-founder, Carson J Spencer Foundation, founded after the suicide of her brother. The foundation is known for preventing suicide in the workplace, coaching youth social entrepreneurs to be the next generation of suicide prevention advocates, and supporting the bereaved. She is AAS Survivor Division Chair.