WATCH: Suicide-Heartbreak, Grief and Moving Forward
With Jacqueline Cooper, MBA, CPC, ACC
Jacqueline Cooper lost her father to suicide when she was 22. Her mission now is to help those who have suffered tremendous loss, as she guides them over time to begin to heal and find new meaning. Jacqueline discusses the warning signs of suicide, risk factors, the stigma surrounding suicide and her coaching techniques. She also addresses the necessity of recognizing suicide as a national health crisis, and the effects of the Covid pandemic on mental health and wellness.
After a long career in the corporate healthcare industry, Jacqueline Cooper, MBA, CPC, ACC is a certified professional life and grief recovery coach at Jacqueline Cooper Coaching.
- If you or a loved one is in crisis, help is available by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273 TALK (8255). Help is also available from anywhere in the US via Crisis Text Line (text HOME to 741741). The lifeline is available 24/7, free and confidential.
- By July 2022 the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act introduces a new three-digit number – 988.
- 2 Mobile Support Apps: Virtual Hope Box and My3 Support Network (get help now and 911 buttons; safely plan, warning signs, coping strategies, network resources and contacts).
- 3 Resources for youth:
- You Matter - https://youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. You matter is a movement to spread the word that your problems, your worries, your fears, and above all you – unique and real you – matter. It’s a safe space for youth to discuss and share stories about mental health and wellness.
- Active Minds – https://activeminds.org. Active Minds is a nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students.
- The Trevor Project – https://thetrevorproject.org. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
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