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Janet Schnell

Janet Schnell

Janet Schnell, MSW, LSW, is the American Association of Suicidology Loss Division Chair, Vincennes University adjunct trainer, and Dubois County Substance Abuse Council coordinator. She is an active member of Indiana, Southwest Indiana, and Dubois County Suicide Prevention Coalition, Quilt organizer for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and facilitator for Survivors of Suicide of Dubois County. Janet is a master trainer and instructor for QPR (Question Persuade and Refer), trainer for CALM (Counseling on Access to Means) and CONNECT (suicide response in postvention and support group facilitator training). As a QPR master trainer and instructor she offers a gatekeeper training (2-hour training), train the trainer course (8-hour training teaching others how to teach suicide prevention), and QPRT (8-hour training suicide risk assessment and management to mental health providers). Janet can be reached by e-mail at 1JanetSchnell@gmail.com or by phone at 812-630-6779.

What I have learned in 20 years is that suicide loss survivors are not alone. There is help. I am here. Other suicide loss survivors are willing to listen. more »

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Robin Williams Memorial

Photo credit: Andrea Lea Chase

As I was drawing to the end a dynamic and thought provoking Survivor of Suicide Support Group meeting, my cell phone was buzzing. Another suicide loss survivor’s phone also started to ring. She announced Robin Williams died from an apparent suicide. more »

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