The rate of suicide in the United States continues to increase every year. The VLS community is not alone in experiencing the repercussions, and suffering the losses, of suicide.
When someone we know dies by suicide, we very often evaluate what we could have done to prevent it. Many of us evaluate our own lives. In response to this reaction, we'd like to offer a series of resources—in the DC area and beyond—that we hope people will use if they are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned about someone else. It is important to us that all Swans feel supported.
Please contact us with questions (or suggestions) about these resources.
Jami WesterholdDCVLSAA Board Chair
Jes OlsonVLSAA Board Member
Click here to download the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Toolkit compiled by the ABA Law Student Division, the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP), and the Dave Nee Foundation.
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