A Second Day Awakening from the night
of suicidal thinking

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LivingWorks Education LP
P.O. Box 9607
Fayetteville, North Carolina
910 867 8822
"Even with 30 years in social work, I didn’t fully comprehend suicidal thinking until the author of A Second Day, Russ Crabtree, came to speak to my class.  He shared more than facts; he shared that part of himself which allowed survivors of the dark night of suicidal thinking to end their silence. At the same time he taught how to come along side someone contemplating suicide and help them to enter the second day when the “black fire of suicidal thoughts has been extinguished”.  He doesn’t present a lecture; he provides an experience."

Peg Earhart LISW, ACSW
Zane State University


A 1-1/2 to 3 hour, interactive experience for groups wanting to learn how to prevent suicide.  The presentation reveals suicide as a major public health issue, identifying signs that someone is thinking of suicide, steps to take to keep someone safe, and practice asking and telling.


A 1-1/2 to 3 hour, interactive experience for leaders in faith communities who are interested in learing how they can integrate suicide prevention as a regular aspect of their life and work.
May 6, 2014
Hope and Connection
Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Lancaster, PA

Russ Crabtree has presented several  SuicdeTALK sessions in our three county Board area.  Mr. Crabtree’s compassionate style and delivery encourages trainees to speak openly and share their experiences. He has the unique ability to reach out to all segments of our community with overwhelming success. He has presented to college students, senior citizens and mental health professionals  alike leaving them with the basic skills to reach out and speak about suicide with those in pain.  He has always received high marks by all who have attended his trainings in our area.

Bill Dunlap, Deputy Director/Privacy Officer
Athens-Hocking-Vinton 317 Board

I was privileged to meet Russ Crabtree when I taught a Grief Management class at our local community college and we were discussing suicide.  Russ brings a passion and dedication to his work that permits him to engage his audience and openly  discuss a topic that otherwise is uncomfortable and viewed as taboo in many circles.  His sincere and compassionate voice touches his audience in a way that encourages participants to reflect on their own biases and insecurities about the topic of not only suicide, but also in how to engage in life. 

Teresa Ullman-Headley
Therapist author of Eighteen Days to the Massacre

Russ Crabtree has a “sensitive, engaging and non-judgmental way” of presenting SuicideTALK in community settings.   SuicideTALK, presented at a local community forum, was attended by over 200 people and very well received!  Attendees made comments such as “ it was highly educational and something everyone should know about and should be able to talk about openly and publicly without shame, worry”……”the statistics presented were appropriate, but not overwhelming……”I would like to attend more programs such as this one”.   

Sandra Harstine Managed Care Coordinator
Mental Health & Recovery Services Board

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