Category Archives: suicide prevention

Statement of Solidarity in Observance of Suicide Prevention Month

 Affirming the Importance to People with Disabilities of Access to Services, Real Choices, and Self-Determination September is suicide prevention month, and during its observance, we express our sincere sorrow that any human ever experiences a level of despair or hopelessness that results in a choice to end one’s own life. The concern of the disability, … Continue reading Statement of Solidarity in Observance of Suicide Prevention Month

Live On: Disabled Lives are Worth Living!!

From the Center for Disability Rights’ Director of Advocacy, Stephanie Woodward: The Live On Movement is a disability-led project for people with disabilities to see how worthwhile life is. Life can be hard sometimes, and this is even more true for people living with disabilities. Young people with disabilities face bullying, youth and adults with … Continue reading Live On: Disabled Lives are Worth Living!!

Carrie Ann Lucas Public Radio Interview About Jerika Bolen – A Captioned Video

[Thanks to John Kelly and Frankie Symonds for creating this video. Carrie is among those who received recognition from New Mobility for trying to save Jerika’s life.] Last July, news broke that Appleton, Wisconsin 14-year-old Jerika Bolen had decided to die because of the extreme pain she was in, pain attributed to her genetic condition, … Continue reading Carrie Ann Lucas Public Radio Interview About Jerika Bolen – A Captioned Video

John Kelly: Movies Can Send A Dangerous Message About Suicide and Disability

As we have been covering since spring, here, here, here and here, disability rights advocates around the country, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand held protests against the movie “Me Before You” for its hateful message that some disabled people are better off dead. John shares the same disability as the fictional Will in the movie, … Continue reading John Kelly: Movies Can Send A Dangerous Message About Suicide and Disability

NDY Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 John Kelly 617-536-5140 For Immediate Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides Disability rights advocates who protested the film “Me Before You” in cities across the United States are calling on Warner Brothers to add a public service announcement to further releases of the film to … Continue reading NDY Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides