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~Suicide Awareness and Prevention Tours~

SISFI, the Suicide Institute, NY Human Suffering and Wellness Coalition and NYC Suicide Council hosts our next Suicide Awareness and Prevention NYC Tour themed: Healing Hearts, Minds and Souls from Emotional Distress on October 2nd-22nd 2016 to bring more awareness, services, programs, healing, resources and support for people struggling with life crisis, emotional distress, abuse, bullying, addiction, domestic violence, human suffering with suicide ideations, and supporting families who lost loved ones to suicide and violence. Our tours are done to reach communities and people with this focus and objective of awareness and prevention. We welcome interested organizations, schools, churches, companies and leaders to join us by collaborating on hosting an event at their venue(s) during the tour. We will come in and provide the workshops and presentations.

Our 2015 tours connected us with thousands of people locally and virtually who were/are struggling, hurting and suffering with life challenges and loses and need for services and support. Our promotions on social media and email marketing reached many people who heard of our work, and attended various tour events (workshops, luncheons, support groups) and radio shows. Of the lives that opened up to us for help and support, we were able to prevent many planned suicides in the city and across the US. Suicidality is a growing challenge on many levels for people who are finding themselves in crisis and distress from many life challenges such as broken relationships and marriages, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, parent alienation, loss of social status, loss of a loved one (child, spouse, family member, friend), homelessness and unexpected health changes/complications. So many people have lost hope on life, have given up because they have tried to seek help and have not been able to get it or while in the process of seeking help have been abused, disrespected, retraumatized, revictimized and had their dignity compromised.

Life, as we know it, have and is changing for many people, young and old, as the global economy and world issues reaches beyond borders and into the hearts and minds of people who don't have the skills to deal with the changes nor the ways in which the broken system allows them to fall through cracks and into an abyss of hurt, pain, suffering and struggles.

And so we take what we learn from meeting and talking with people and survivors in crisis and distress, engaging with communities, and speaking about mental health and emotional wellness at events to plan the contents and structure of our tours by focusing on the real challenges of life, gaps in the mental health system and how people fall through the cracks without resources. The objective is to break the stigmas and myths about mental health, mental illness, depression, substance abuse and suicide for people to normalize them and not be afraid to reach out beyond the fear of what people may say about them, feel about them and not suffer in silence.

There are many people hurting, struggling and crying out for help in facing the challenges of living and if we can teach them ways in which to overcome the struggles then we can help them minimize the hurt and pain. Many have never reported their attempts or struggles dealing with their losses because of shame, societal fears, judgment, guilt and regrets. Many sought help and wasn’t able to get it. Their cries resonated with us and we wanted to make sure our follow up efforts would be that of healing and comfort for them.

So as you can see, we are continuing the work and efforts of bringing more education, awareness, resources and training on the ground in communities so we can be more proactive and equipped in responding to those with emotional distress and suffering to prevent suicide.

We are scheduling various happenings for the tour such as community conferences, community workshops, community luncheons and radio shows on SISFI Radio to bring people, mental health professionals, energy therapists, health professionals, survivors and healers together to address this very serious and important topic affecting many people in our communities. While the community workshops are local here in NYC, the radio shows will have guests from across the country who have lost loved ones, struggled with depression and suicide ideations, and practitioners who specializes in the support, treatment, recovery and healing of mental health, life coaching, emotional wellness and human suffering.

For full schedule of the tour please see below. A GoFundMe campaign www.gofundme.com/sisfisuicidetours has been created to raise funds to cover the expenses of the tour. Please help us to do so by donating and sharing the campaign.

Please Like and support the tour page on Facebook www.facebook.com/suicidetours and Follow the tour on Twitter twitter.com/SuicideTours.

Support our work at SISFI by liking our page www.facebook.com/sisfi.inc and Following us on Twitter https://twitter.com/SISFI

Please share and help to promote this in the community and to your networks. We invite anyone interested in participating in the tour to join us so we can collectively make the effort more impactful and successful. For any questions please contact us at SISFI via (917) 651-1889 or Ask@sisfi.org.

Thank you very much and have a great day. We apprecilove your patronage and look forward to serving you with more quality human services and emotional wellness. One Love.

A PSA about suicide from an attempt survivor by Mr. Brett A. Scudder, President and Chairman of SISFI, NYHSWC and NYHCAN. Please share.

News and Updates

Sept. 1st - We are scheduling and updating the tour with workshops, presentations, luncheons and dates with our hosts so please bear with us. Schedules will be posted periodically as we lock them down. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Theme: Healing Hearts, Minds and Souls from Emotional Distress

Tour Schedule and Venues


Venue and Info

Hosts, Sponsors and Guests



SISFI extends our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated in this effort to make it the success it is. Let’s keep the dialog going and growing so more people can feel comfortable in opening their hearts and minds about their  challenges and struggles. Together we can save more lives if saving lives becomes an unconditional effort of One Love.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Resources

American Association of Suicidology


Mental Health Association of NYC


NY State Office of Mental Health


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide


Suicide Awareness Voices of Education “SAVE”


The Trevor Project


Listen more SISFI Radio Episodes SISFI Radio

Please help us raise the funds needed to cover our January 2015 tour by making a donation of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford so we can reach more people and communities.