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Date: 6/7/2019 12:27:08 PM

Lived experience: Calling for stories

In this issue

PSW is introducing a blog to voice your stories of lived experience with suicide.

Stories can be pre-written or shared via video chat, phone or email.


Shivangini Gupta



Prevent Suicide Wisconsin (PSW) is introducing a blog to voice your stories of lived experience with suicide.


What is Lived Experience?

People with lived experience are individuals or loved ones of individuals who have experienced a suicide attempt, suicidal thoughts and feelings, and/or a suicide loss.

Why is it important for suicide prevention?

  • Sharing one's lived experience with suicide and recovery serves as a means of generating hope for others at risk.
  • It preserves dignity, and counters stigma, shame, and discrimination.
  • Including lived experience in prevention efforts fosters credibility, trust, and community engagement.

What could YOU do?

This blog aims to give voice to stories of hope and healing.

Sharing these stories will help shape the way behavioral health services are designed to enhance quality care for different communities.

These stories could be pre-written or shared for review via video chat, phone or email.

To share your story of lived experience:

Contact: Shivangini Gupta, email:

Find out more at



A little about who you will be contacting for the PSW blog:

Hey everyone!!

I am Shivangini Gupta, I am pursuing my Master's in Public Health from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

I will be working with MHA as their Community and Behavioral Health Promotion Intern for the month of June and July.

I look forward to being a facilitator for voicing YOUR stories of lived experience with suicide.