It is with heavy hearts that Dr. April Foreman, Tony Wood, Dr. Bart Andrews, and Chris Maxwell make a one night return to #SPSM, at 9pCT/10pET to discuss their grief over the loss of David Maron to suicide.
While Maron’s family is reported to have initially requested that the cause of death (suicide) not be shared, this appears to have become public knowledge over the last several weeks, finally culminating in outreach to the American Association of Suicidology from a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Because this is clearly public knowledge, and because so many in the suicide prevention community were impacted, a thoughtful decision was made to discuss reactions to this death. More broadly the issue of coping with a death within the suicide prevention community is particularly important, given the amount of lived experience, risk factors, and likelihood of being impacted by suicide the longer that one works in this field.
The decision was made to focus on the issues that those of us face in this field when we lose one of our own to suicide, using our own experience and relationships with each other.
We miss you, David Maron. And we honor your contributions.
To support David’s family, you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-alison-and-liam