SISFI invites you to a presentation on “Living With and Managing Emotional Pain and Suicide Ideations”: March 12

SISFI, The Suicide Institute, The Suicide Center and North Bronx National Council of Negro Women Child Development Center invites you to a presentation on “Living With and Managing Emotional Pain and Suicide Ideations” on Monday March 12th, 6:30pm at 4035 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY, 10466 by Mr. Brett A. Scudder, Suicide Attempt Survivor and Crisis/Behavioral Prevention and Response Director/Trainer at SISFI and The Suicide Institute. He will be presenting signs of depression, suicide, emotional pain, and subliminal messages of early and late stages of pain that we often hear but never understand what they mean. He will also address the ways emotional pain can affect our lives causing distress, depression, addiction, abuse, health complications, isolation, self-harm, reckless behaviors and disabilities, and how to manage, cope, recover and heal when the heart is hurting from the pain, the mind is struggling with the pain, and the body is trying to keep up to manage all that is happening. It can be hard to stay focused and productive in and under distress/duress from emotional pain, so what do you do, who do you turn to, and how to seek help, or not to alleviate it will be critical to saving one’s life and minimizing impacts of the pain. Mr. Scudder has lived through these experiences and know of them quite intimately in how they can impact the overall human experience, life, social status and well-being. Not all trauma has or can cause emotional pain, and so his focus is on the emotional pain that triggers abuse, depression, violence and suicide ideation and the Emotional Pain Informed Care he promotes to address it effectively.

The human experiences of emotional pain and heartbreaks impacts affects everyone in different ways and on different levels that are sometimes overlooked in understanding and diagnosing root cause of physical aches and pains we feel. Too often we expect people to just snap out of their pain and get on with life because it sometimes scares us when seeing how they are affected by it and wanting to “fix’ them. This isn’t as simple as we would like it to be. We can’t “fix” people, nor should we expect them to just snap out of an emotionally painful experience that may have traumatized them leaving them crippled, disabled and feeling helpless without Love and viable support. They can’t express their pain in ways that may be comfortable and articulate, proper, manner able to our comfort and needs. Emotional pain cannot be medicated like physical pain, and so when a person is experiencing it their entire body can hurt from the top of their head to bottom of their feet and taking pain meds still doesn’t ease the inner turmoil they are experiencing. Hurt people hurt people when they don’t understand, can control or don’t care who or why they are hurting others because their pain is more than they can understand or manage. The pain can break and stress you out in disabling ways.

There are many high functioning depressed people who are very good at their jobs and the work they do, but at the end of the day goes home to suffer and struggle with/in their emotional pain and distress with no Love, support and care. They deny being depressed because of fear of what people will think, say and feel about them. They deny being depressed because they don’t understand what depression and the associated moods and conditions really are. They deny being depressed because they think it’s ok to live and feel like that. The stigmas about mental health and mental illness forces many people into denial and hiding because they can’t or don’t want to face the truth about their conditions. This is not a healthy way for anyone to live and shouldn’t be afraid of their truth. They say, the truth shall set you free, but, in the case of mental and emotional pain, can be very paralyzing and disabling to one’s ability to live with it if you don’t know how to.

Let’s come together to learn, embrace and heal so we are not retraumatizing and revictimizing each other when in pain, but help them cope and overcome it. Join us to learn safe tips to cope with life during crisis and distress. So many people are living in a state of crisis and distress and don’t know how to get out of it or even stay sane through it all. The crisis may pass, or extend for longer periods than imagined, but will you be ok through it all, or will you pass away with/from it.

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