Suicide Prevention: The Power of Connection

Caveman & Counselor

Jul 17 2023 • 55 mins

Join us as we delve into powerful accounts from a suicide survivor and a person who's endured multiple losses to suicide, and gain enlightening insights from Dr. Nicole Siegfried as she busts common suicide myths.


Dr. Nicole Siegfried, a seasoned clinical psychologist and the Chief Clinical Officer at Lightfully Behavioral Health, a renowned mental health treatment center focusing on supporting individuals grappling with suicide.

Benji Love, a brave individual who has survived suicide and Outreach Chair for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Orange County, and Outreach Manager for The Godden Center, a nonprofit serving addiction and mental health.

Carmen Diaz, who has tragically lost several loved ones to suicide and severs as a board member on the Inland Empire and Desert Cities Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for individuals and their loved ones. Contact: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or use the online chat at

Crisis Text Line: A free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States.

The Trevor Project: A 24/7 national hotline offering crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth. Contact: 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678.

SAMHSA's National Helpline: A confidential, free, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Contact: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357).

NAMI Helpline (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Provides information, referrals, and support to people living with a mental health condition. Contact: 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264).

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): They provide information about suicide, stories of people who've survived, and ways to help those affected by suicide.


For informational use only; not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling, seek help from a qualified professional.

Kelly Lewallen, MFT #37832

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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