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AFSP's Action on Suicide Prevention in Black Communities with Victor Armstrong

podcast February 14, 2024

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T-Kea and Jordan are joined by Victor Armstrong, Vice President for Health Equity and Engagement with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), to discuss a new initiative called L.E.T.S. Save Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Black and African American Communities.

Join us as we celebrate Renewed Resilience Day (considered one’s second birthday), created by Jordan and T-Kea. This is a special day designated for reflection and celebration of individuals who have survived suicide attempts. The primary goal is to encourage survivors to reshape their narrative and perceive this day as a meaningful opportunity to honor themselves. It serves as a powerful acknowledgment of resilience, fostering a sense of empowerment among those in recovery, and collectively appreciates the strength demonstrated in one’s journey.

Feb. 11th is T-Kea’s Renewed Resilience Day.

Fun fact: Feb. 13th is Jordan’s birthday.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. To learn more about AFSP and the L.E.T.S. Save Lives initiative, visit Follow AFSP on Instagram at @afspnational.

Community Changemaker
Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble (known professionally as Dr. Alfiee) is a psychologist and founder of the mental health non-profit The AAKOMA Project. She also hosts the “Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee” podcast.

Follow Dr. Alfiee on IG: @dralfiee

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Moment of Inspiration
We want to encourage survivors of suicide to think about your Renewed Resilience Day, your second chance at life. Whether your Renewed Resilience Day/Second Birthday is this month or not, we want you to take time to honor yourself and do something that will celebrate your recovery.

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Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
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