Suicide…the S Word, Stigma – Shame – Survival

Santa Fe Doorways Talk & Discussion by Cheryl Brown

Please join us as we open the conversation about suicide. We’ll cover the latest statistics from New Mexico to national and the world. Special attention will be paid to elderly suicide as they are 12% of the population yet 18% of all suicide deaths. This is under-reported by 40% or more, as “silent suicides” are not reported.

There will be at least 45,000 suicides this year and 123 Americans will die each day. This is like an airliner going down each day…startling, isn’t it? There will be 1 million attempts with 25 attempts in youth for each suicide and 4 attempts in the elderly for each completion. Join us to discuss and learn.


Cheryl Brown, PhD, retired psychotherapist and survivor of close family suicide


Thursday, February 8th



Brookdale/Ponce de Leon 640 Alta Vista..Santa Fe