Recently, I gave my first webinar presentation for United Suicide Survivors International this past week. Thanks Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas and Heidi Bryan for giving me the opportunity to talk about ways to offer more humane treatment in the mental health care system. Also, thanks to my wife Joelle Marie
for helping me put together the PowerPoint and offer lots of valuable input. This was definitely far from a solo effort. If you would like to have me deliver a similar presentation for your organization please email me at Rudy@RudyCaseres.com.
Too often individuals experiencing suicidal crisis are not provided with the care and compassion appropriate to their situation. Hospitalization is not always the most optimal solution. Due to conventional and long held beliefs this is most frequently seen as the only option. Survivors are being given more opportunity and to provide alternative actions in regards to crisis response. Using these personal experiences to guide support, people who are experiencing crisis can maintain dignity, choice and control over what happens to them. Hear from Rudy Caseres (hey, that's me!) as he presents alternative responses to crises by offering individuals choice.