ASFP’s Healing Conversations: Healing Resources for Individuals Impacted by Suicide Loss

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

12 PM – 1 PM Central Time

Summary: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) provides resources and connections for individuals and communities regarding suicide prevention and postvention. The aftermath of a suicide can be lonely and isolating for those left behind. This special webinar will focus on AFSP’s Healing Conversations, a no-cost program for people impacted by suicide loss. Learn how to access the program for yourself or someone you know struggling with suicide loss.

Intended Audience: 18+ older, community leaders, loss survivors, caregivers, etc.

Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…

  • Share information about AFSP’s Healing Conversations
  • Discuss crisis intervention and postvention resources
  • Locate suicide loss and healing resources

Meet the Presenters:

Cynthia Elmer, AFSP Founding Chapter Member

Cynthia has been a longtime volunteer for AFSP and was one of the founding members of the Louisiana Chapter, after losing her son Kevin to suicide. She served several years on the AFSP board and continues to volunteer with the chapter on several committees. Cynthia is a Healing Conversations volunteer and works tirelessly to advocate for suicide prevention across the state as an Advocacy Ambassador. Cynthia is trained in ASIST and safeTALK.

Meghan Goldbeck, AFSP Louisiana Executive Director

Meghan Goldbeck is the Executive Director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Louisiana and Mississippi Chapters. Meghan has had a career in the nonprofit sector for over a decade and is a strong advocate for mental health and suicide prevention in her community. She received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is currently working on obtaining a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid and safeTALK.

Bubba Randall, AFSP Board Member

Bubba has volunteered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Louisiana Chapter (AFSP Louisiana) for eight years. He joined AFSP shortly after losing his son, Jessie Randall, to suicide on April 7, 2015. Bubba is the immediate past Chair of the chapter and currently serves as Healing Conversations Coordinator for the state and is a member of AFSP’s national Loss and Healing Council. His passion is to help other survivors of a suicide loss and let them know they are not alone. Bubba is trained in ASIST and safeTALK. 

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