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If I Had Known Better…

The ultimate prevention of suicide lies in public education.

Suicide loss survivor Jenny Teo will be sharing her “lived experience” and the lessons learnt along the journey. Through the context of Contemporary Suicidology, she will provide a comprehensive analysis on the “constricted mind”, with the aim of empowering caregivers in suicide risk management. This session also includes a “thought experiment” to help participants understand the overwhelming psychological pain associated with suicidality, and they will learn how to effectively respond to loved ones in acute crisis moments in suicide intervention.


This workshop is part of CAL’s continuous efforts to help caregivers and caregivers-to-be achieve higher levels of well-being and resilience, supplementing what is taught at our Caregivers-to-Caregivers Programme.


About our Trainer

Jenny Teo is Founder of Stigma2Strength (Singapore) – a personal public educational ground-up initiative on youth suicide prevention utilising evidence-based and “lived-experience” narratives to help explain the suicidal mind and behaviour of youths to the layman.

In her focus on Public Education on youth suicide prevention, Jenny has given written interviews, contributed articles, and presented talks to schools and educational institutions, the medical and mental health communities, befrienders of suicide attempters, corporate employees, social service agencies and the faith community. Her videos have reached many far and wide and given many youths a reason to stay, parents a reason to look out for their children’s safety and others a deeper understanding of this taboo subject of suicide.

She constantly updates herself on research through books, scientific literature, and webinars on Contemporary Suicidology and Suicidality, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Psychology and Trauma, Child and Teenage Brain Development and is a regular attendee at the Australian Mental Health Academy’s Annual Suicide Prevention Summit featuring world-renowned speakers on suicide prevention.

A former Radio and TV personality, radio deejay, radio producer and radio station manager, Jenny is also a former General Manager of the SAFRA Radio station network who retired from the world of broadcasting in 2010 to care for her only child Josh Isaac diagnosed with Major Anxiety Disorder at age 11 and later Major Depressive Disorder at age 19.

Jenny Teo is also the first local author and self-publisher of her first book on Suicide Loss titled “Grieving and Living: A Mother’s Hope, A Mother’s Journey”. ALL nett proceeds from the sale through this book project is a gift from "A Caregiver to Caregivers" – an effort by Stigma2Strength (Singapore) in support of Caregivers Alliance Ltd where Jenny volunteers.

In her free time, Jenny supports parents and caregivers to youths at-risk who reach out to her for counsel and advise through Stigma2Strength (Singapore).


Details


Talk: If I Had Known Better…


Date: 30 September 2023, Saturday


Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm


Venue: SP Jain School of Global Management (Singapore Campus)

Leadership Hall, Blk A

10 Hyderabad Road

Singapore 119579


Trainer: Jenny Teo

Founder, Stigma2Strength (Singapore)

Author, Grieving and Living: A Mother’s Hope, A Mother’s Journey


Registration URL: Registration is now closed


There will be references to suicide and loss during the session. Please do not attend if you are not comfortable or it will be triggering for you.


The session will be recorded for internal purpose only.


We welcome everyone to join us, but due to limited space, we kindly ask you to register early to secure your seat.

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