417 Magazine's How to Save a Life Suicide Prevention Series

How To Save A Life

A Virtual Series About Suicide Prevention

Nearly 800,000 people die from suicide each year. That's one person every 40 seconds.
But it only takes one person to save a life, and by listening and sharing openly, we can help each other survive moments of hopelessness. In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, 417 Magazine and Burrell Behavioral Health team up to produce a free two-part series where you'll learn how to talk about suicide with loved ones. Watch the videos below to hear powerful conversations surrounding survival stories, statistics, communication strategies, resources and more. 

—Topics & Featured Speakers—

Kevin Hines, featured speaker during 417 Magazine's How To Save A Life series on September 16, 2020

Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
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Featuring Survivor, Best-Selling Author and Storyteller Kevin Hines

In 2000, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin helps listeners get comfortable with the uncomfortable by sharing his story of hope, healing and recovery. Kevin is a best-selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker.

Chuck Dow, featured speaker during 417 Magazine's How To Save A Life series on September 23, 2020

How to Talk to Loved Ones
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Featuring Borrow My Angel Founder & Board President Chuck Dow

Listen along as Chuck Dow shares the powerful and emotionally charged story of his sister Charity's struggle with depression, mental illness and suicide attempts. As the founder and board president of Borrow My Angel Chuck also shares insight on how to have tough conversations with loved ones. The Borrow My Angel Foundation embodies a vision that celebrates the power of a listening ear and an open heart.

Dr. Shelly Farnan of Burrell Behavioral Health

Featuring Dr. Shelly Farnan of Burrell Behavioral Health

Dr. Shelly Farnan is a licensed psychologist who serves as the System Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Burrell Behavioral Health, and spearheads its daily "Be Well" initiative that has been leading Burrell and its communities through self-care and connection during this time. Dr. Farnan brings a genuine style of respect, warmth, acceptance and humor to each session.

If you are in crisis:

Text: CNQR to 741-741 | Call: 1-800-494-7355 | Visit: suicide.org